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Regional office staff are ready 
to answer your questions and 
provide you with information 
about the resources, programs 
and opportunities in your part 
of Missouri. 

Administrative Office 

P.O. Box 1 80 (Zl P 65 1 02-0 1 80) 
2901 W.Truman Blvd. 
Jefferson City, MO 65109 
(573)751-4115 

Northwest Region 

701 N.E. College Drive 
St. Joseph, MO 64507 
(816)271-3100 

Kansas City Region 

3424 N.W. Duncan Road 
Blue Springs, MO 6401 5 
(816)655-6250 



www.missouriconservation.org 



Southwest Region 

2630 N. Mayfair 
Springfield, MO 65803 
(417)895-6880 

Central Region 

1907 Hillcrest Drive 
Columbia, MO 65201 
(573) 884-6861 

Ozark Region 

551 Joe Jones Blvd. 
West Plains, MO 65775 
(417)256-7161 



Northeast Region 

3500 S.Baltimore 
Kirksville, MO 63501 
(660) 785-2420 

Southeast Region 

2302 County Park Drive 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 
(573) 290-5730 

St. Louis Region 

2360 Highway D 

St. Charles, MO 63304 

(636)441-4554 



Check out the Conservation Department's website at www.missouriconservation.org 
for more hunting information, including: 



2008 Deer Season Harvest data by county 
area maps of conservation lands 
live telecheck results by county 



outdoor skills classes 
hunter-education classes 



Table of Contents 

Feral Hogs Destroy Wildlife Habitat 2 

Restriction for Taking Feral Hogs 2 

Antler-Point Restriction Improves Hunting Satisfaction 3 

Antler-Point Restriction in Selected Areas 4 

General Regulations 6 

Hunting Other Game During Firearms Deer Season 8 

Archery Deer and Turkey Hunting 9 

Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting 10 

Firearms Deer Hunting 11 

Urban zones portion 12 

November portion 13 

Antlerless portion 13 

Muzzleloader portion 13 

Youth portions 14 

Apprentice Hunter Authorization 14 

Managed Deer Hunts 15 

Managed Youth Hunts 20 

Special Hunts for Persons with Disabilities 20 

Sunrise and Sunset Table 21 

Deer and Turkey Permits 22 

Resident Landowner Permits 24 

Tagging and Checking Procedures 26 

How to use Telecheck 28 

Wildlife Code of Missouri — Deer and Turkey 

Hunting Regulations 29 

Deer Regulations on Department Areas 34 

Hunter Ethics and Safety 43 

Operation Game Thief 43 

Share the Harvest Meat Processors 44 

Seasons at a Glance back cover 




What's New for 2009 



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► To provide better management and quality hunts, 
methods and seasons may be restricted on some 
conservation areas and some area regulations have 
changed from last year. Also, new areas have been added. 
Check pages 34-42 to plan the type of hunt you enjoy. 

► The Youth Deer & Turkey Hunting Permit and the Youth 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit are no longer available; 
however, resident and nonresident youth may purchase 
deer and turkey hunting permits at reduced costs. Youth 
Deer &Turkey Hunting Permits purchased during the 2009 
spring turkey season remain valid for the 2009 fall firearms 
deer and turkey hunting seasons. See pages 22-24. 

► Youth must be at least 6 years old to receive landowner 
permits. 

► Reduced-cost nonresident landowner permits are no 
longer available. 

► The antlerless portion of the firearms deer season is 
immediately after the November portion. The order of the 
muzzleloader and antlerless portions have been reversed. 

► When mentoring a firearms hunter who is not hunter- 
education certified and not hunting on a landowner 
permit, all mentors, including landowners on their own 
land, must be at least 1 8 years old and hunter-education 
certified unless they were born before Jan. 1 , 1 967. 

► Qualifying nonresident students may purchase resident 
permits, except lifetime permits. See page 22. 

► Areas included in the urban zones portion of the firearms 
deer season no longer follow county lines. See maps on 
page 12. 

► New areas with an antler-point restriction include Ste. 
Genevieve County and the portions of Cass and Jefferson 
not included in the new urban deer zones. See page 4. 

► The portion of Franklin County in the St. Louis urban deer 
zone is no longer under an antler restriction. 

► Archery antlerless deer permits may be used in Cape 
Girardeau County. 

► Air-powered guns may be used during firearms managed 
deer hunts. 



1 st Turkey and Deer Awards 

Hunters can commemorate their first harvest with a 
certificate suitable for framing. Fill out the application 
and send it in with a photo if you want one included on 
the certificate. The applications are available at: mdc. 
mo.gov/803 for deer and mdc.mo.gov/806 for turkey. 
Or contact First Deer/Turkey Certificate, Missouri 
Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, 
MO 65 1 02-01 80 or call (573) 522-41 1 5, ext. 3293. 



Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs of the Missouri Department of Conservation is available to all individuals without 
regard to their race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Questions should be directed to the Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 1 80, 
Jefferson City, MO 65102, (573) 751-41 15 (voice) or 800-735-2966 (TTY), or to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Federal Assistance, 
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP-4020, Arlington, VA 22203. 



Habitat for turkey, quail and other 
nesting birds is being destroyed 
by a non-native species — feral 
hogs. Since the days of open range, a few 
Missouri counties have had populations 
of domestic wild hogs. In recent years 
some people have illegally introduced 
hogs that have been crossed with the 
European boar strain to produce animals 
that reproduce prolifically and have 
strong survival instincts that make them 
especially wary. Populations of feral 
hogs have been reported in 20 counties 
primarily south of Highway 50, with esti- 
mated numbers of more than 5,000. 
A feral hog is defined as any hog, 
including Russian and European wild 
boar, that is not conspicuously iden- 
tified by ear tags or other forms of 
identification and is roaming freely 
upon public or private lands without the 
landowner's permission. They can: 

• be aggressive and may attack, espe- 
cially when protecting their young. 

• spread diseases to humans, pets and 
domestic animals. 

• damage crops, vineyards and forest 
land. 

• contribute to soil erosion and siltation 
of streams. 



• destroy natural communities. 

• compete with native wildlife, such as 
turkeys, for food. 

• eat anything they can catch, including 
reptiles, amphibians, deer fawns, bird 
eggs and newly born livestock. 

How hunters can help 

Intense hunting pressure has helped 
reduce the number of feral hogs in 
Missouri. However, because of high 
reproductive rates of around 12 piglets 
a year, populations grow rapidly if left 
unchecked. 

• If you kill a feral hog on public land 
or on private land where you have 
permission to hunt, you are not liable 
for the loss of the animal if someone 
claims ownership. 

• If you see a feral hog while hunting 
other game, shoot it on sight! 

• If you see someone releasing hogs, 
report them immediately. 

Feral hog hunting and 
harvesting tips 

• Feral hogs are not native to Missouri, 
and can be taken in any number at 
anytime, but certain restrictions 
apply during firearms deer and turkey 



hunting seasons. See below. 

• Before shooting, however, be certain 
the hog is feral and is not escaped 
livestock. 

• Because feral hogs move frequently 
in response to hunting pressure and 
food sources, local conservation 
agents cannot provide specific site 
locations. 

• Most opportunities to shoot feral hogs 
are limited to public lands in Mark 
Twain National Forest and in Phelps, 
Pulaski, Texas, Iron, Reynolds, Barry 
and Stone counties; and U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers properties around 
Stockton, Truman, Wappapello and 
Table Rock lakes. Check with area 
managers for special regulations. 

• For best results, use a repeating fire- 
arm suitable for deer hunting. If using 
muzzleloaders or bows, hunt from tree 
stands for extra safety. 

• Wear plastic or rubber gloves while 
dressing wild hogs. Bury the offal to 
prevent disease to other animals. 

• Don't feed raw meat or organs to pets 
or livestock. 

• As with all pork, cook the meat thor- 
oughly before eating. 



Feral hog regulations for firearms deer and turkey hunting seasons 



Feral hogs may be taken in any 
number throughout the year. During 
most of the year, no permit is required 
and any method, including baiting and 
the use of dogs, is allowed. However, 
special restrictions apply during the 
fall firearms deer and turkey hunting 
seasons. 

During all portions of the fall firearms 
deer season: 

► you must possess a valid, unfilled 
firearms deer or small game 
hunting permit; 

► you must abide by the methods of 
pursuit allowed for deer listed on 
page 11. 

► you must abide by any other 
restrictions that may apply on 
specific public areas. 



During the November portion 
statewide and the antlerless portion 

in open areas: 

► if you have a deer permit you may 
only use methods allowed for deer; 

► if you have a small game permit you 
may only use a .22 caliber or smaller 
rimfire cartridge or a shotgun with 
shot not larger than No. 4; 

► you may not use dogs to pursue 
feral hogs during these portions of 
the firearms deer season. 

During the youth and muzzleloader 
portions statewide, and the urban 
zones portion in open areas: 

► if you have a deer permit you may 
use methods allowed for deer; 

► if you have a small game permit you 
may use methods allowed for small 
game. 




During the fall firearms turkey 
hunting season: 

► if you are hunting on a Fall Firearms 
Turkey Hunting Permit, you may 
only use methods allowed for 
turkey. 

► if you are hunting on a small game 
hunting permit, you may use 
methods allowed for small game. 

Note: Resident landowners and 
lessees on their land are not required 
to have any permit, and they may use 
any method or means to take feral 
hogs throughout the year, including 
during all portions of the firearms deer 
and turkey hunting seasons. 

► Report sightings by calling (573) 
522-41 15, ext. 3147. 

► For more information, go to: mdc 
mo.gov/7849. 






An experimental rule requiring 
antlered deer to have a minimum 
of four points on at least one side 
to be harvested was implemented in 29 
counties in 2004. Part of the experimental 
counties were in northern Missouri and 
were mostly agricultural land with gener- 
ally high deer densities. A central group 
of counties was Ozark fringe where deer 
densities were more moderate. 

The objectives of the antler-point 
restriction included increasing the doe 
harvest where needed so that deer 
populations could be effectively man- 
aged and to allow more bucks to attain 
an older age because hunters increas- 
ingly want to see and possibly harvest 
older bucks with larger antlers. The first 
objective was achieved only in the cen- 
tral group of counties where doe har- 
vest increased an average of 1 3 percent 
annually. The restriction seemed to have 
no effect on doe harvest in northern 
counties, but it did produce more adult 
bucks (at least 2 1/2 years old), increas- 
ing by 36 percent during the last year of 
the study. 



We use random mail surveys and 
input through direct contacts (mail, 
internet, phone, public meetings) to 
gauge hunter and landowner attitudes 
toward a variety of deer issues, includ- 
ing the antler-point restriction. In 
general, when deer numbers support 
the restriction, hunters and landowners 
like the four-point rule. The first year can 
be rough for some hunters, however, 
because most 1 1/2 year old bucks are 
protected and older buck numbers have 
not built up in the population yet. As 
seasons progressed, however, we saw 
hunter and landowner acceptance of 
the regulation increase to the point that 
by the last year of the study, over 70 per- 
cent favored the antler-point restriction 
in many counties. 

The biological results suggested that 
an antler-point restriction may not be 
appropriate in counties with low deer 
densities and where additional doe 
harvest is not desired. Generally in these 
counties most hunters did not want an 
antler-point restriction. Using biological 
information and hunter and landowner 



acceptance of an antler restriction, 
in 2008 we expanded the four-point 
restriction to include 65 counties. The 
St. Louis and Kansas City areas were 
not included because we did not 
want to protect a segment of the deer 
population that can cause considerable 
problems in an urban setting. In 2009 
with the creation of urban zones, a few 
changes were made in the antler-point 
restriction, including adding parts of 
Cass and Jefferson counties and all of 
Ste. Genevieve County. The northeast- 
ern corner of Franklin County that had 
been under the restriction was removed 
because it now is part of the St. Louis 
urban zone. We will continue to annu- 
ally monitor the effects of the restriction 
and the public's acceptance and make 
adjustments when necessary. 

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Don't hunt over bait 

Turkey and deer may not be hunted with the aid of bait. If you put out food for deer or turkey in an area you 
hunt, be sure to mark your calendars with a date to remove all food. See below for guidelines on baiting. 

► Use of bait while hunting — which includes grain or other feed placed or scattered so as to attract deer or 
is illegal. 

^ An area is considered baited for 10 days even after complete removal of the bait. 
^ A hunter can be in violation even if he or she did not know an area was or is baited. 

► It is illegal to place bait in a way that causes others to be in 
violation of the baiting rule. 

► Doe urine and other scents such as apple, acorn and persimmon 
may be used to attract deer while hunting, as long as the scents are 
not used on or with grain and other food products. 

^ Mineral blocks, including salt, are not considered bait, however, 
mineral blocks that contain grain or other food additives are 
prohibited. 

► It is legal to hunt over a harvested crop field, but it is not legal to 
add grain or other crops such as apples to the field after it has been 
harvested. 

^ Manipulating crops, such as mowing or knocking them down, is not 
considered baiting for deer and turkey; however it is illegal to hunt 
waterfowl over manipulated crops. 



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Antler-point Restriction in Selected Areas 




In the following areas shown in orange on the map below, 
only bucks that have at least four antler points on one side of 
their rack may be taken during the archery and firearms deer 
hunting seasons (except the youth portions): 

• Counties of Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barton, Bates, 
Benton, Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, Callaway, Camden, Carroll, 
Cedar, Chariton, Clark, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, 
Gasconade, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howard, 
Johnson, Knox, Lafayette, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Macon, 
Maries, Marion, Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, 
Morgan, Nodaway, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, 
Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Clair, 
Ste. Genevieve, Sullivan, Vernon, Warren and Worth 

• Portions of Cass, Franklin and Jefferson counties NOT included in 
the urban zones. See description of boundaries on page 12. 



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How to count points 

In areas shown in orange on the map to the left, an 
antlered deer must have at least four points on one side to 
be taken. Each of the following counts as a point: 

• an antler point, if it is at least 1 -inch long 

• the brow tine, if it is at least 1 -inch long 

• the end of the main beam 

• any broken tine that is at least 1 -inch long. 



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broken tine 

at least 
1-inch long 

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brow tine 

at least 

1-inch long 

Tines, main beams and brow tines all count as a point if they 
are at least 1-inch long. A buck with the seven-point rack 
above with three points on one side (labeled in black) and four 
on the other (labeled in orange) is a legal deer in the areas 
shown in orange on the map to the left. Note: If you harvest 
a buck that has shed its antlers or broken the antlers off 
less then 3 inches from their base, record the harvest on 
Telecheck as an antlered buck with points. 




Hunting tips for areas with antler-point restriction 

Bring binoculars and give yourself plenty of time to count antler points before you take a shot. Wait for a buck that has at least 
four points on one side. 




Successful hunters wait for the 
best shot — when the deer turns broadside. 
Learn to recognize antlers from this view 
to minimize errors in the field. 





Don't be fooled by size. The buck on the left has a large rack; but it has only three 
points on each side, just like the one on the right. Both of these deer are illegal 
under the four-point restriction. 



Legal to take 

Does, button bucks and bucks with 
spikes less than 3 inches are legal 
to take on Antlerless orAny-Deer 
Permits; but for deer management, it 
is better to take does. 



All does 




Button bucks 



Bucks with spikes 
less than 3 inches long 





Bucks with at least four points on one side 




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A legal buck must have a minimum of four points on one side, regardless of 
the number of points on the other side, like the seven-point buck above. 



Protected 



spikes 3 inches 
or more 




Protected deer include all antlered deer 
(defined as having at least one antler 
3 inches or longer) that do not have a 
minimum of at least four points on one side. 




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Letting these younger males mature will 
increase the number of adult bucks in the 
future. 



General Regulations for All Deer and Turkey Hunters 




Deer and turkey may be pursued, taken, killed, possessed or 
transported only as outlined in this booklet. 

Firearms safety 

Firearms safety is the first responsibility of every hunter. All 
hunters must be familiar with and follow the rules of safe 
firearms handling. 

Hunter-orange requirements 

The following persons are required to wear a cap or hat and 
also a shirt, vest or coat of hunter orange so that the color 
is plainly visible from all sides. Camouflage orange does not 
satisfy this requirement. 

• firearms deer hunters during all portions of the firearms 
deer season 

• adults accompanying youths hunting deer on a firearms 
deer hunting permit 

• archery hunters during the youth portions statewide and 
during the urban zones and antlerless portions in open 
areas 

• all hunters (except migratory bird hunters) during the urban 
zones, youth, November and antlerless portions in open 
areas. Note: Fall firearms turkey hunters must wear hunter 
orange in some areas Oct. 9-1 2 (see page 1 2). 

The following deer hunters are exempt from the hunter- 
orange requirement: 

• hunters using archery methods within municipal 
boundaries where discharge of firearms is prohibited 

• archery permittees hunting during the muzzleloader 
portion of the firearms deer season 

• hunters on federal or state public hunting areas where 
deer hunting is by archery methods only (However, hunter- 
orange is recommended for archery hunters who are 
hunting close to areas open to firearms methods.) 

Note: Safety conscious hunters display hunter-orange even 
when it isn't required. Here's some examples: 

• when walking to and from a turkey hunt, especially when 
carrying harvested game 

• when hunting inside a camouflage blind, put hunter-orange 
on all sides of the blind 

• when hunting close to areas where firearms hunting is 
allowed 



Beware: When using a camouflage blind, 
other hunters cannot see you even if you 
are legally wearing hunter orange. To be 
safe, tie hunter orange on each side of the 
blind so it can be seen from all sides. 



Definitions 

Deer: White-tailed deer and mule deer. 

Antlered Deer: A deer with at least one antler a mini- 
mum of 3 inches long, except that special restrictions 
apply in 68 counties. See page 4. 

Take: To hunt, pursue, wound, capture or kill any wildlife 
in any manner. Also includes acts of assistance to other 
persons attempting to take wildlife. 

Taker: A person who takes or attempts to take wildlife. 

Resident: A person who does not claim resident privi- 
leges in another state or country, and whose actual and 
legal residence are both in Missouri and have been for 
at least the last 30 days. 

Methods prohibited 

• Deer and turkeys may not be taken with the use of dogs, 
bait, electronic calls, electronically activated calls or 

live decoys. Scents and minerals, including salt, are not 
considered bait, however, mineral blocks with food additives 
are prohibited. An area is considered baited for 1 days even 
after complete removal of the bait. It is illegal to place bait in 
a way that causes others to be in violation of the baiting rule. 

• Deer may not be hunted, pursued or taken within any area 
enclosed by a fence greater than 7 feet in height, except in 
licensed hunting preserves. 

• Deer and turkeys may not be pursued or taken from or with 
a motor-driven vehicle. Deer may not be taken while they 
are in a stream or other body of water, or from any boat with 
a motor attached. 

Antlered deer limit 

• Each hunter may take only one antlered deer during the 
firearms deer season. This includes all portions, including 
the two youth portions. 

• If you want to take additional antlered deer, you must hunt 
on an archer's hunting permit during the archery deer sea- 
son or in a managed hunt where antlered deer can be taken. 

Hunter-education certificate requirement 

Hunters born on or after Jan. 1 , 1 967, must complete an 
approved hunter-education program and show their card 
or verify certification through the permit vendor's computer 
terminal. Those under age 1 1 cannot obtain hunter-education 
certification, but they may obtain regular firearms deer or 
turkey hunting permits and hunt in the immediate presence 
of a qualifying mentor. See page 22. 



Get your fall deer and turkey permits early 
and avoid long lines at permit vendors! 



Tree-stand safety 



There are many reasons for using elevated tree stands. 
They offer a better vantage point, a larger field of view 
and an earlier view of game. However, they also are 
a major cause of accidents during the deer hunting 
seasons. 

The National Bowhunter Education Foundation 
recommends the following safety tips to reduce the 
risk of hunting from elevated tree stands: 

► Practice with your stand at ground level, gradually 
going higher. Several Conservation Department 
shooting ranges and outdoor education centers 
have practice poles for free public use. 

^ Know the proper procedure for securing the stand 
to a tree and how to use the stand properly. 

► Read the manufacturer's warnings and instructions 
before each season. 

► Use only stands that meet standards of the 
Treestand Manufacturer's Association (TMA) rated 
for your weight and all gear or equipment you wear 
or have with you on the stand. 

^ Always use a fall arrest system that meets TMA 
standards, which includes a full-body harness rated 
for your weight and any gear you wear or attach to 
yourself. 

^ Have your fall arrest system attached to the tree 
from the moment you leave the ground, throughout 
the hunt and when you descend to the ground. 

^ Always position yourself so that you step down onto 
your tree stand to test its stability. 

^ Always use a haul line to raise and lower your gear, 
including unloaded firearms, bows and arrows. 
For more details on tree-stand safety from the 

National Bowhunter Education Foundation, go to 

www.nbef.org. 



Assisting other deer and turkey hunters 

A person must have a filled or unfilled turkey hunting permit 
to call turkeys for another hunter. Also, a person must have a 
filled or unfilled deer hunting permit to assist others in tak- 
ing deer by active participation in deer drives or by enticing 
deer with calls or rattling antlers. It is illegal to shoot or take a 
deer or turkey for another hunter. Note: Party hunting where 
hunters pool their tags is prohibited. 

Purple paint law 

Landowners may post or define the boundaries of their prop- 
erty by marking trees and fence posts with purple paint. In a 
court of law, a property boundary marked with purple paint is 
the same as posting "No Trespassing" signs. 



Is your firewood 
harboring a 
killer? 

The emerald ash borer 
can hitchhike in YOUR 
firewood. 



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Don't give bad bugs a ride! 

► Leave firewood at home. 

► Use only local sources of firewood. 

► If you bring firewood with you, all of it 
should be burned. 

Alert! It is illegal to remove hardwood firewood from 
Wayne County due to the presence of this firewood- 
hitchhiking beetle. 

The emerald ash borer has killed more than 50 
million ash trees in nearby states. For more information, 
go to mdc.mo.gov/firewood.Thanks for protecting 
Missouri's beautiful forests! 



Tree stands placed on 
Conservation Department areas 

Only portable tree stands may be placed or used only 
between Sept. 1 and Jan. 31 on Conservation Department 
areas. Unattended stands must be plainly labeled on durable 
material with the full name and address or Conservation I.D. 
number of the owner and be removed from the area before 
Feb. 1 . Use of nails, screw-in steps or any material that would 
damage the tree is prohibited. 

Retrieval of game 

Anyone who kills or injures a deer or turkey must make a 
reasonable effort to retrieve and include the animal in his or 
her season limit, but this does not authorize trespass. It is a 
violation to wantonly leave or abandon commonly edible por- 
tions of game. 

Use of dogs to recover legally taken game 

A hunter can use leashed dogs to track and recover mor- 
tally wounded deer or turkeys, provided the hunter: (1 ) has 
exhausted other reasonable means of finding the animal, (2) 
contacts a conservation agent, (3) does not possess firearms 
or bows during dog-tracking activities, and (4) maintains 
control of the leashed dog at all times. 
Note: The use of dogs to recover legally taken game does not 
authorize trespass. 

Keep deer carcasses out of streams and lakes 

It is illegal to place a deer carcass or any of its parts into any 
well, spring, brook, branch, creek, stream, pond or lake. 



Labeling game 

All harvested deer and turkeys, either whole or processed, 
must be labeled with the taker's full name, address and 
Telecheck confirmation number. 

Giving away deer and turkey 

A hunter who takes a deer or turkey may give it to another 
person, but the game counts toward the taker's bag limit. 
Deer and turkey that are given away must be labeled with the 
taker's full name, address, Telecheck confirmation number, 
species and the date taken. 

Possession, storage and sale 

Properly checked turkeys and deer may be possessed 
by anyone if labeled with the taker's full name, address, 
Telecheck confirmation number and the date taken. The 
Telecheck confirmation number must remain attached to 
the carcass until a processor begins the act of processing the 
meat for packaging. 

Deer left at commercial processing or cold storage plants 
must be claimed by May 1 following the season taken or the 
owner will be in violation of Rule 3 CSR 10-4.140. 

Turkeys may not be possessed after Feb. 15 following the 
season taken. 

Legally obtained turkey bones and feathers, and deer 
heads, antlers, hides and feet may be sold by the taker, but 
the taker must provide a bill of sale showing: 

• the taker's full name and address 

• the species and number of the parts 

• the full name and address of the buyer. 

For deer heads and/or antlers attached to skull plates, a 
dated bill of sale identifying the seller must be retained while 
the heads or antlers are in the buyer's possession. 

Any person who finds a dead deer with antlers still 
attached to the skull plate may take the antlers, but must 
report the find to a conservation agent within 24 hours to 
receive authorization to possess the antlers. 



No authorization is needed to possess, buy and sell shed 
antlers not attached to the skull plate. 

Shooting dogs is illegal 

The Conservation Department and local sheriff offices often 
receive questions from dog owners, landowners and hunters 
about laws pertaining to free-running dogs in rural areas. 
While landowners do have some recourse if dogs are injuring 
or killing livestock under Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 
273.030, dogs that merely enter private property may not 
be killed. In fact, Section 578.01 2 provides penalties for 
intentionally killing a dog or other animal. 

Anyone killing a dog under circumstances other than 
the narrow ones described above can expose themselves to 
significant legal difficulty. Those who kill dogs may be forced 
to pay restitution and/or face criminal charges. Because 
dogs are considered personal property, dog killings are 
investigated by local law enforcement authorities, not by 
conservation agents. 

It is illegal for persons to trespass on private property 
without permission. Ethical hunters who use dogs do their 
best to keep them off property where dogs are not wanted, 
and should contact the property owner for permission to 
retrieve them when their dogs follow game onto such private 
property. The Conservation Department works with the 
Sporting Dog Association of Missouri and other groups to 
encourage legal and ethical hunting activities and to establish 
good relationships with private landowners. 




Hunting Other Game During the Firearms Deer Hunting Season 



If you hunt small game during the firearms deer season, 
you must have a small game permit or exemption. Before 
taking small game and furbearers, be sure the season is 
open for that particular animal. 

During the November and antlerless portions of the 
firearms deer season from Nov. 14-24 statewide and 
Nov. 25-Dec. 6 in open areas, other wildlife may be hunted 
only with a .22 caliber or smaller rimfire or a shotgun and 
shot not larger than No. 4. However, this does not apply to 
waterfowl hunters, trappers, landowners on their own land, 
or lessees on land they lease and live on. 






During daylight hours from Nov. 1 -24 statewide and 
also Nov. 25-Dec. 6 in areas open during the antlerless por- 
tion (see map on page 1 3), furbearers may not be chased, 
pursued or taken with the aid of dogs. 

During daylight hours of the November portion of the 
firearms deer hunting season from Nov. 14-24, squirrels 
and rabbits may not be chased, pursued or taken with the 
aid of dogs in Butler, Carter, Dent, Iron, Madison, Oregon, 
Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon or Wayne counties. 

Special regulations also apply when pursuing feral hogs. 
See page 2. 



Season dates 

• Sept. 15-Nov. 13,2009 

• Nov. 25, 2009-Jan. 15,2010 

Open statewide, an antler-point restriction applies in some 
areas, see map on page 4. 

Shooting hours 

One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset 

Valid permits 

• Resident or Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit 

• Resident Landowner Archer's Hunting Permit 

• Resident or Nonresident Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permit 

• Resident Landowner Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permit 

Season limit 

• Two turkeys and two deer, which may be of either sex, 
provided that only one antlered deer may be taken prior to 
Nov. 14. 

• Any number of antlerless deer in counties where allowed. 
See map on the right. 

Point to remember 

• Archers hunting deer or turkey during the archery season 
may not be in possession of a firearm. 

Methods allowed 

• a longbow, compound bow or recurve bow of any draw 
weight; hand-held string releasing devices, illuminated 
sights, scopes and quickpoint sights are allowed 



Hunters may purchase and fill any number of Archery 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits during the archery 
deer season in the counties indicated in orange on 
the map below. New! Cape Girardeau is now an open 
county. 




Methods prohibited 

• a bow fastened to a stock or other device that maintains the 
bow in a drawn position 

• any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game 

• use of dogs, bait, electronic calls, electronically activated 
calls or live decoys 




BEARS ARE 
PROTECTED 

Report sightings to: 

Missouri Department of Conservation 
11 10 S. College Ave. 
Columbia, MO 65201 
(573) 882-9880 




Season dates 

• Oct. 1-31 

Closed counties 

Turkeys may be taken in all counties except: Dunklin, McDonald, 
Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, Pemiscot and Scott. 

Shooting hours 

• One-half hour before sunrise to sunset 

Valid permits 

• Youth Deer & Turkey Hunting Permit 

• Resident or Nonresident Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit 

• Resident Landowner Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit 

Season limit 

• Two turkeys, which may be of either sex, may be taken 
during the season, and they both may be taken on the same 
day. 



• Youths hunting on a Youth Deer & Turkey Hunting Permit 
may take only one turkey, which may be of either sex. 

Methods allowed 

• a shotgun (including .41 0) with shot not larger than No. 4 

• a longbow, recurve bow or compound bow of any draw 
weight; hand-held string releasing devices and illuminated 
sights, scopes and quickpoint sights are allowed 

Methods prohibited 

• shotguns capable of holding more than three shells in 
magazine and chamber combined 

• shot larger than No. 4 (in use or in possession) 

• a bow fastened to a stock or other device that maintains the 
bow in a drawn position 

• any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game 

• use of dogs, bait, electronic calls, electronically activated 
calls, live decoys 

Points to remember 

• Anyone hunting turkeys during the fall firearms turkey 
season may not be in possession of both a firearm and a 
bow. 

• Special regulations apply when pursuing feral hogs during 
the firearms turkey season. See page 2. 

Safety sticker requirement 

All hunters using a shotgun must affix the "Be Safe" sticker to 
the receiver of their gun so it will be in their line of sight when 
shooting. The sticker must be maintained on the gun while 
hunting. Stickers are available wherever permits are sold. 



Basic Rules for Safe Turkey Hunting 

► Wear hunter orange when walking through the turkey woods. If you 
bag a turkey, wrap it in hunter orange before carrying it out. 

► Dress defensively; never wear red, white, blue or black in the turkey 
woods. 

► Always see the turkey clearly before you shoot; never shoot at sound or 
movement. 

► Shout to reveal your presence to an approaching hunter; never wave or 
whistle. 

► Pattern your shotgun to learn its effective range, and learn to accurately 
judge distances. Remember: 30 yards is about the limit for a clean kill. 

► Remain calm and rational; never let excitement, nerves or panic rule 
your behavior. 

► Assume every sound or movement is another hunter until you can 
safely identify it as otherwise. 




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The firearms deer hunting season is made up of the following 
portions that provide hunters with many opportunities to take 
deer while helping to maintain a healthy deer population. 

• Urban zones: Oct. 9-1 2 only in selected areas 

• Early youth: Oct. 31 -Nov. 1 statewide 

• November: Nov. 14-24 statewide 

• Antlerless: Nov. 25-Dec. 6 only in selected areas 

• Muzzleloader: Dec. 19-29 statewide 

• Late youth: Jan. 2-3, statewide 

Season limit 

• Each hunter may take only one antlered deer during the 
firearms deer season (all portions combined). If you want to 
take additional antlered deer, you must hunt on an archer's 
hunting permit during the archery season or on a managed 
hunt permit during a managed hunt. 

• All hunters may purchase any number of permits to take 
antlerless deer, but some county restrictions apply. See map 
on page 23. 

Shooting hours 

• One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset 

Valid permits 

• Youth Deer & Turkey Hunting Permit 

• Resident or Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

• Resident or Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permit 

• Resident Landowner Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

• Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permit 



Methods allowed 

• centerfire pistol, revolver or rifle using expanding-type 
bullets 

• shotgun (including .41 0) with slugs only 

• air-powered gun, .40 caliber or larger, charged only from 
an external high compression power source (external hand 
pump, air tank, or air compressor) 

• a muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearm .40 caliber or 
larger and capable of firing only a single projectile at one 
discharge; in-lines and scopes are allowed 

• multiple-barreled muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms 
and/or muzzleloading or cap-and-ball handguns, including 
revolvers, .40 caliber or larger are allowed and may be car- 
ried in addition to a muzzleloading or cap-and-ball rifle 

• a longbow, compound bow or recurve bow of any draw 
weight; hand-held string releasing devices, illuminated 
sights, scopes and quickpoint sights are allowed 

• crossbow 

Methods prohibited (in use or in possession) 

• self-loading firearms with capacity of more than 1 1 
cartridges in magazine and chamber combined 

• ammunition propelling more than one projectile at a single 
discharge (such as buckshot) 

• full hard metal case projectiles 

• fully automatic firearms 

• any sighting device that casts a beam of light on the game 

• electronic calls or electronically activated calls 



Hunters, meat processors can reduce lead risk 



Recent studies have shown that people who eat venison 
taken with lead-based ammunition may be exposed to 
lead bullet fragments in the meat. Removal of the tissue 
immediately around the wound area will reduce, but likely 
will not eliminate exposure to lead. 

Health officials in Missouri and several other states 
have reviewed this new information and concluded that 
lead in venison is a concern, but not a human health 
crisis. They note that millions of deer and other big game 
animals are taken by hunters each year to help control 
big-game populations. However, caution is advised for 
young children, or women of child-bearing age. Children 
less than 6 years of age are particularly sensitive to lead 



exposure because of their developing bodies. Concerns for 
lead exposure also extend to pregnant women and women 
of childbearing age because they can pass lead to their 
unborn children. 

The selection of ammunition for hunting deer and 
turkey in Missouri is a matter of personal choice. The 
Conservation Department strives to make the most 
current knowledge available so hunters can make 
informed decisions. For those concerned about this new 
information, one solution is to use nontoxic ammunition 
that is available at most ammunition outlets. For more 
information on lead and venison, go to: 
mdc.mo.gov/hunt/deer. 



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2009 Firearms Deer Hunting (continued) 




Urban 
zones portion 

This portion of the firearms deer season 
allows for the harvest of antlerless deer 
in areas where deer numbers need to 
be reduced. Therefore, some public land 
where deer are not abundant may be 
closed to hunting. 

Season dates 

• Oct. 9-1 2 only in open areas, see maps 

Methods 

• All legal deer hunting methods listed 
on page 11 are allowed. 



The Missouri Department of 
Conservation will join with the 
Conservation Federation of Missouri 
and community sponsors to cover 
the costs of all whole deer donated 
to the Share the Harvest program 
during the urban zones portion. For 
a list of participating processors, 
contact your regional Conservation 
Department office. See inside front 
cover for contact information. 



Columbia/Jefferson City 
urban zone 

^ Portion of Boone County south of 
a line that runs from the Howard 
County line east on Highway 
1 24 to Highway 00 to Doris 
Boulevard to Highway DD to the 
Audrain County line 

^ Portion of Cole County north 
of a line from Moniteau County 
east on U.S. Highway 50 to Route 
D to U.S. Highway 54 to Route 
E to Route B to Route M to U.S. 
Highway 50 to the Cole-Osage 
County line 



Springfield urban zone 

► All of Greene County 

► Portion of Christian County north 
of a line from Lawrence County, 
east on Route 1 4 to Highway 1 25, 
north on Highway 1 25 to the 
Greene County line 





Kansas City urban zone 

^ All of Platte, Clay and Jackson 

counties 
► All portions of Cass County north 

of Route 2 



Note: Hunters must abide by local 
ordinances regarding trespass and 
use of equipment. 




St. Louis urban zone 

► All of St. Charles and St. Louis 
counties 

► Portion of Franklin County north 
and east of a line from Highway 
47 south to Highway 50, east to 
Interstate 44, east to Highway O, 
east to Highway NN, south on NN 
to the Jefferson County line 

► Portion of Jefferson County north 
of a line from Highway NN to 
Highway 30, east to Highway 
MM, east to Highway M, east to 
U.S. 61 , south to Glaize Creek, 
east to the Mississippi River 



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November portion 

The November portion allows hunters using all legal deer 
hunting methods an opportunity to harvest deer. 

Season dates 

Nov. 14-24 statewide 

Methods 

• All legal deer hunting methods listed on page 1 1 
are allowed. 




Antlerless portion 



Any hunter with a firearms deer hunting permit of any type 
(except a Managed Deer Hunting Permit) may take antlerless 
deer in counties and parts of counties that are open during 
this portion of the season. Landowner Any-Deer and Antler- 
less Deer Permits are valid only on the property for which they 
are issued. 

Season dates 

Nov. 25-Dec. 6 only in open areas; see maps on page 1 2 for 
boundaries of Christian, Franklin and Jefferson counties. 

Methods 

• All legal deer hunting methods listed on page 1 1 are 
allowed. 




open areas 



Muzzleloader portion 

This portion of the firearms season allows hunters additional 
time to hunt using muzzleloaders only. 

Season dates 

Dec. 19-29 statewide 

Methods 

• a muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearm .40 caliber or 
larger and capable of firing only a single projectile at one 
discharge; in-lines and scopes are allowed 

• multiple-barreled muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms 
and/or muzzleloading or cap-and-ball handguns, including 
revolvers, .40 caliber or larger are allowed and may be car- 
ried in addition to a muzzleloading or cap-and-ball rifle 




Sign up early for hunter-education classes. Call the regional office near you or go online 
for class dates. See inside front cover for contact information or try the new online hunter- 
education class. Go to mdc.mo.gov/8821 for details. 




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Youth portions 

To participate, the youth hunter must 
be at least 6 and no older than 1 5 on the 
season opening day. 

Methods 

• All legal deer hunting methods listed 
on page 11 are allowed. 

Note: The antler-point restriction does 
not apply during the youth portions. 

Early portion 

• Oct. 31 -Nov. 1 statewide 

• Limit: one deer, which may be of 
either sex 

Note: Only 1 deer can betaken. If you 
have more than one permit, you must 
use them in another portion. 

Late portion 

• Jan. 2-3 statewide 



Valid permits for both youth portions 

Many hunters mistakenly believe that only a Youth Deer and Turkey Hunting 
Permit is valid during the youth portion. This is not true. 
Youth may use any of the following permits: 

► Youth Deer & Turkey Hunting Permit 

► Resident Landowner Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit (if hunting on 
qualifying land) 

► Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit (if hunting on 
qualifying land) 

► Resident or Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

► Resident or Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 
If the youth is not hunter-education certified, he or she must hunt in the 
immediate presence of a qualifying mentor. See page 22. 



Youth can take deer according to the 

permits they hold, however: 

• only one antlered deer may be taken 
during the entire firearms deer season. 
So if the youth has already taken one 
antlered deer during one of the other 
portions of the firearms deer season, 



he or she may not take another during 
this portion. 

► any number of permits may be 
purchased to take antlerless deer, but 
some county restrictions apply. See 
map on page 23. 



Mentoring option available for apprentice hunters 



Would you like to share those beautiful fall mornings 
in the woods with a good friend or a spouse who has 
never hunted before? You know they would love it, 
but you can't get them to invest the time to take the hunter- 
education course. 

To help introduce adults to hunting, the Conservation 
Department now allows hunters age 1 6 and older who are 
not hunter-education certified to hunt with firearms, as long 
as they: 

• first purchase the Apprentice Hunter Authorization for $1 

• then purchase a firearms hunting permit for the season they 
want to hunt; for example a Firearms Any-Deer Hunting 
Permit 

• hunt in the immediate presence of a properly licensed 
hunter 1 8 years old or older who is hunter-education certi- 
fied or was born before Jan. 1 , 1 967. The mentor must have 
a filled or unfilled permit for the prescribed season. 

Note: The Apprentice Hunter Authorization allows the holder 
to purchase firearms permits throughout the permit year, 
and it can be purchased for two permit years. After the sec- 
ond year, the apprentice hunter will be required to become 
hunter-education certified if he or she wants to continue 
hunting on any firearms permit. 




The Apprentice Hunter Authorization provides another opportu- 
nity for qualified experienced hunters to share their knowledge of 
the outdoors with novice hunters. 

Missouri is a leader in hunter recruitment, and the Appren- 
tice Hunter Authorization is just one more tool to help you 
share your hunting knowledge and tradition with your friends 
and family. Before next year's fall deer and turkey season, 
encourage your apprentices to attend a hunter-education 
class or take the new online course. Information is available at 
mdcmo.gov/8821 . 



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Mi 



issouri offers numerous managed deer hunts for 
archery, crossbow, muzzleloading and modern 
I firearms from mid-September through January. 
These hunts achieve deer management goals while also 
providing additional hunting opportunity. Hunters are 
selected by a weighted random drawing system. 

Note: Participants in all managed hunts except those 
limited to archery or crossbow methods must wear hunter 
orange. 

Limit 

A single Managed Deer Hunting Permit allows each hunter 

to take the number of deer allowed at the hunt he or she is 

attending. Some hunts allow one deer, others two and some 

three. 

Note: Deer taken at a managed deer hunt do not count 

toward the regular season bag limit. 

Valid permits 

• Resident or Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit 

Note: Permits are available to successful applicants beginning 
Sept. 1 4 anywhere permits are sold. 

Points to remember 

• Go to mdc.mo.gov/7454 for a summary of how many 
people applied for last year's managed hunts and how many 
deer were taken. 

• If you cannot attend, another hunter cannot take your 
place. Only those hunters who applied and were drawn may 
attend. 



• Managed hunts marked with an asterisk on pages 18-20 
require hunters to attend a mandatory pre-hunt orientation. 
If you cannot attend the orientation, do not apply. 

• If you have a methods exemption, you may use a crossbow 
in an archery managed deer hunt. 

• If you apply as one of a party on the application card or as 
an individual, your chances of being drawn for a managed 
deer hunt are the same as everyone else's. 

• Individuals not drawn for a managed deer hunt may not 
accompany a hunter who was successfully drawn. 

• ATVs are prohibited on the managed deer hunt areas. 

• If you are not drawn for a managed hunt this year, you will 
earn one preference point that will increase your odds the 
next time you apply. 

When to apply for a managed hunt 

• July 1 -Aug. 15 

Who can apply 

If applying for a youth-only hunt, youths may apply singly 
or with one youth buddy, but not as a group. See pages 1 6 
and 20. 

If applying for all other hunts, hunters may apply 
individually or as a group of up to six hunters. 

For how many hunts can a hunter apply? 

Each hunter may apply for only one managed deer hunt 
each year. Hunters who apply for more than one will be 
disqualified from this year's drawing and will not receive a 
preference point. 




Wheelchair-confined Hunters 



Any hunter per- 
V^ manently confined 

to a wheelchair is 
automatically allowed to participate 
in managed deer hunts at: 

• August A. Busch Memorial 
Conservation Area 



• Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area 

• Caney Mountain Conservation Area 

• Drury-Mincy Conservation Area 

• Fleming Park (east side) (maximum 
of three wheelchair hunters) 

• James A. Reed Wildlife Area 



► Mingo National Wildlife Refuge 
(maximum of five wheelchair 
hunters) 

► Peck Ranch Conservation Area 

► Prairie Fork Creek Conservation 
Area 



These hunts are part of the Managed Deer Hunt Program and are not limited to disabled hunters. Mail a written request 
by Aug. 1 5 indicating hunt preference with attached physician's statement to the Jefferson City address on the inside 
front cover, Attn: Managed Deer Hunts. 

Each disabled hunter may be accompanied by an attendant/care-giver while hunting, but that person may not hunt 
unless he or she had applied and was successfully drawn for the same hunt. Wheelchair-confined hunters may participate 
in more than one Managed Deer Hunt, but must purchase a Managed Deer Hunting Permit for each hunt they attend. 



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2009-2010 Managed Deer Hunts (continued) 




To apply, complete the following steps 

Step 1 : Designate one member of your group to either place 
a call or go online. That person must have ready the following 
information: 

• the two- or three-digit number for the preferred hunt 

• the nine-digit Conservation I.D. number of each hunter in 
the group. If you need an I.D. number, call (573) 751-4115 
during regular business hours to have one assigned. 

Important: To ensure that your preference point earned 
last year is used, be sure to use the same Conservation I.D. 
number you used last year. If applying online, print your 
confirmation page and save it for future reference. 

Note: A Social Security number is not the same as a 
Conservation I.D. number. Your Conservation I.D. number is 
located on the back of your Conservation Heritage Card and 
on your permit. 

Step 2: Complete the worksheet on this page before calling 
or going online so you will have all the information ready. 

Step 3: Either call the interactive voice response telephone 
system between 4 a.m. and midnight using a touch-tone 
phone at (800) 829-2956 or go online at mdc.mo.gov/ 
hunt/deer. If you have correctly entered all the required 



information, you will see or hear a message confirming your 
application. 

Step 4: Write down your confirmation number and save it 
for future reference. 

To find out if you've been selected 

From Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, either call the interactive 
phone system between 4 a.m. and midnight or go online. Be 
prepared to enter your nine-digit Conservation I.D. number 
(the same I.D. number you used when you applied) when you 
call to check the drawing results. You also must provide your 
same Conservation I.D. number when you buy your Managed 
Deer Hunting Permit. 

All successful applicants will receive in the mail an area 
map and other information regarding the hunt. We must 
have your correct address so you will receive the information 
you need. If your address has changed, contact your local 
Department office during regular business hours. See inside 
front cover. 

Successful applicants can purchase their permit beginning 
Sept. 1 4 wherever permits are sold. 

Note: The odds for drawing a particular hunt are available 
at mdc.mo.gov/7454 or by calling a Department office. See 
inside front cover. 




Youth-only Managed Hunts 

There are nine youth-only managed deer hunts for 
youths ages 1 1 through 1 5 (see page 20). Application 
and notification processes for eight of the nine hunts 
are the same as for regular managed hunts except that 
youth hunters may only apply singly or with one other 
youth hunter. All successful applicants will be notified 
by mail. Youths who apply for a youth-only hunt may 
not also apply for a "regular" managed deer hunt. 

Those drawn to participate must: 

► purchase a Resident or Nonresident Managed Deer 
Hunting Permit. Youth Deer & Turkey Hunting Permits 
are not valid. 

► attend a pre-hunt orientation with the adult sponsor 
(age 1 8 or older) who will accompany them on the 
hunt. 

Hunter-education certification is required for all 
successful youth applicants and their accompanying 
parent/guardian/adult sponsor, unless the sponsor 
was born before Jan. 1 , 1 967. Minimum age to enroll 
in a hunter-education course is 1 1 . Hunter-education 
certification is not required to apply for a youth-only 
managed deer hunt, but must be achieved before the 
pre-hunt orientation. 



Managed Deer Hunt 
Application Worksheet 



Hunt No.:. 
Method:_ 



Location: . 
Date: 



Hunter Conservation I.D. number(s) (nine-digit 
number on your hunting or fishing permit, or on the 
back of your Conservation Heritage Card below the 
bar code. Use the same number you used last year.): 

1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 



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Weighted random drawing increases odds for future managed hunts 



Each time you apply for a managed hunt but are not 
drawn you will earn one preference point. The next time 
you apply, either this year or some year in the future, 
your name will be entered into the drawing — once for the 
current application year and once for each preference point. If 
you're not drawn again, you'll earn another preference point 
and all your points will automatically be used the next time 
you apply. 

You will continue to accumulate preference points — one 
for each unsuccessful application year — until you are drawn. 
Every year you apply for a managed deer hunt the number of 
times your name will be entered into the drawing will equal 
your number of preference points plus one for the current 
application year. When you are drawn for a hunt, your prefer- 
ence points total goes to zero. 

You do not have to apply for a managed hunt every year 
to keep your points. Your points are valid for your lifetime 
whether you enter the drawing each year or not, and the sys- 
tem will remember how many points you have and will store 
them until the next time you apply. 



While your odds of being drawn will increase as you accu- 
mulate preference points, luck still plays an important role. 
It's possible that someone with no points will be drawn over 
someone who has preference points. However, your odds of 
being drawn increase with each point you earn. 

This drawing process gives all hunters a chance to be 
drawn for a hunt each year. However, hunters with preference 
points will have a statistical advantage. In the case of hunters 
who apply as a party, the group's preference point average 
will be used in the drawing. 



Important: Don't Lose Points 

Some hunters may have more than one Conservation I.D. 
number. Preference points will be stored by Conservation 
I.D. number, so be sure you use the same number each 
year you apply. If applying online, print your confirmation 
page and save it for future reference. 



Keep CWD out of Missouri 

Don't bring deer/elk/moose parts across state lines 




After seven years of testing, chronic 
wasting disease has not been found 
in Missouri's deer herd. CWD has 
been found in wild deer, elk and 
moose from nine other states, includ- 
ing neighboring Kansas, Illinois and 
Nebraska. For a map showing areas 
infected with CWD, go to: www.cwd- 
info.org. 

One way to keep CWD from spread- 
ing is to avoid transporting the tissues 
containing the CWD infection, such 
as the brain, spinal cord and other 
organs from deer, elk and moose 
taken from other states into Missouri. 
Hunters in CWD areas are advised to 
completely bone out harvested deer, 
elk and moose in the field and bring 
back only the meat. 

Here are some guidelines of what 
to transport when hunting out of 
state: 



► meat that is cut and wrapped 
(either commercially or privately) 

► quarters or other portions of meat 
with no part of the spinal column 
or head attached 

► meat that has been boned out 
^ hides without head attached 

► clean (no meat or tissue attached) 
skull plates with antlers attached 

► antlers with no meat or tissue 
attached 

► upper canine teeth 

^ finished taxidermy products 

If carcasses are brought in from 
out of state with the spinal column or 
head attached, the hunter should take 
them to a meat processor or taxider- 
mist as soon as possible and indicate 
that the animal was harvested from a 
suspected CWD location. This step will 
help ensure proper disposal of animal 
material. If hunters process their own 



deer or elk, they should dispose of the 
remains in a landfill so other animals 
are not exposed to carcasses that may 
be infected. 

CWD causes a degeneration of the 
brain in deer, elk and moose. There is 
no evidence that CWD affects live- 
stock or humans. The Conservation 
Department continues to monitor for 
the disease because of the potential 
impacts on deer populations and herd 
management. 

If you encounter or harvest a deer 
that has no obvious injuries but is in 
poor condition, contact local Depart- 
ment staff and, if appropriate, the deer 
will be tested for CWD. 

Visit mdc.mo.gov/hunt/deer/cwd 
for updates. 






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Note: Youth must be at least 1 1 years old and hunter-education certified to hunt in a 

managed youth deer hunt. 

Hunt 

No. Location County Date Limit Quota 

Youth-only Shotguns ( 1 hunt — with slugs only) 

89 Columbia Bottom CA* St. Louis Oct. 24-25 B 25 

(Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Oct. 10) 

Youth-only Firearms (8 hunts-centerfire, shotguns with slugs, spring/air/gas rifles only) 

91 August A. Busch CA* St. Charles Oct. 24-25 B 60 
(Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Oct. 10) 

t Charles W. Green CA* Boone Oct.31-Nov. 1 B 5 

92 DavisdaleCA* Howard Oct. 24-25 G 35 
(Mandatory pre-hunt check-in Oct. 23 from 4-8:30 p.m. or Oct. 24 from 5:30-8 a.m.) 



93 Peck Ranch CA* Carter Oct. 3-4 
(Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Oct. 2) 

94 Smithville Lake* Clay Dec. 12-13 
(Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Dec. 5) 

95 Swan Lake NWR (east)* Chariton Nov. 7-8 
(Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.) 

96 Swan Lake NWR (west)* Chariton Nov. 7-8 
(Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.) 

97 Weldon Spring CA* St. Charles Oct. 24-25 
(Mandatory pre-hunt orientation Oct. 10) 



B 



60 



30 



20 



20 



60 



*Hunters must attend a pre-hunt 
orientation; those who do not 
attend will be disqualified. 

^Participants for this hunt 
have already been selected 
from among attendees of 
Conservation Department's 
Hunting Skills University. For 
more information, call the 
(573)884-6861. 

1 Antlered deer must have at least 
one antler with at least 4 points. 

Limit Code: 

B= 1 deer of either sex 
C= 2 deer, but only 1 antlered 
G= 3 deer, but only 1 antlered; 
must take and check-in 1 
antlerless deer before taking 
antlered deer 

Note: Most conservation areas 
remain open to the public for 
other activities during managed 
hunts. 



Location 



County 



Date 



Limit Quota Contact 



Muzzleloading or Cap-&-Ball Firearms Only (4 hunts-in-lines and scopes are allowed) 



Clearwater Lake ML 
Mingo NWR 
ShawNR 
Squaw Creek NWR 



Wayne/Reynolds 

Stoddard 

Franklin 

Holt 



Nov. 7-8 
Dec. 5-6 
Dec. 12-13 
Dec. 12-13 



C 
D 

F 
C 



573/223-7777 
573/222-3589 
636/451-3512 
660/442-5754, 
ext. 1 3 



Historic Methods (1 hunt-muzzleloader, cap-&-ball, long/recurve/compound/crossbow only) 
BoisD'ArcCA Greene Oct. 10-11 C 12 417/742-4361 



Firearms (5 hunts-centerfire, shotguns with slugs, spring/air/gas rifles only) 



Smithville Lake 
Stockton Lake ML 
Swan Lake NWR 
Truman Lake 



Clay/Clinton 
Cedar/Dade 
Chariton 
Benton/St. Clair 



Wappapello Lake ML Wayne 



Nov. 21-22 F 60 

Nov. 7-8 C 20 

Oct. 3 1 -Nov. 1 C 10 

Nov. 7-8 F 25 

Oct. 24-25 B 15 



816/532-0174 
417/276-3113 
660/856-3323 
660/438-7317 
573/222-8562 



Special Hunts for Persons with Disabilities 



There are 1 special hunts exclusively for persons with disabilities. Application for these 
hunts is made through the hunt location, NOT through the "regular" managed deer hunt 
application process. For information about who qualifies and how to apply, call the specific 
hunt location during normal business hours between July 1 and Aug. 1 5, or by Oct. 1 for 
the hunt at Smithville Lake. 






1 Antlered deer must have at least 
one antler with at least 4 points. 

Limit Code: 

B= 1 deer of either sex 
C= 2 deer, but only 1 antlered 
D= 2 deer, but only 1 antlered; 
must take and check-in 
antlerless deer before taking 
antlered deer 
F= 3 deer, but only 1 antlered 

Note: Most conservation areas 
remain open to the public for 
other activities during managed 
hunts. 



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Jefferson City — Central Time Zone 





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These tables are for Jefferson 
City and points on the same 
longitude north and south. 
For locations east, subtract 
one minute for each 1 3.5 
miles of airline distance. 
For locations west, add one 
minute for each 13.5 miles. 
For example, St. Louis is 1 06 
miles east: subtract 8 minutes; 
Kansas City is 1 33 miles west: 


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times in your area, see the U.S. 
Naval Observatory web site: 
aa.usno.navy.mil 


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Resident and Nonresident Deer Harvests 



Some Missouri resident deer hunters have the mistaken 
notion that nonresident deer hunters outnumber the resi- 
dents. In reality, nonresident hunters are a small minority. 

For example, last year 923,453 firearms deer hunting 
permits were issued. Of those, 887,984, or 96 percent, were 
purchased by Missouri residents. 

What about deer harvest? Of the 237,253 deer taken 
during the firearms deer season, 223,836, or 94 percent, 
were taken by resident hunters. The same is true for the 



archery season; 93 percent of the deer taken last year were 
taken by Missouri residents. 

At managed hunts, Missouri residents numbered 5,884 
or 99 percent. 

We should remember that many nonresident hunters 
are former residents who return to Missouri to hunt with 
family and friends. We welcome all responsible and ethical 
hunters. 



21 



2009 Deer and Turkey Permits 




Anyone who hunts, takes or 
attempts to take wildlife in any 
way must have the prescribed 
permit(s). Each hunter must sign, carry 
and show, upon request, his or her 
permit to any officer who enforces the 
Wildlife Code of Missouri. 

Points to remember 

• You must have your signed permit in 
hand when you go afield to hunt. 

• Permits cannot be exchanged or 
refunded. 

• Permits may be used in any order, and 
multiple permits may be filled on the 
same day. 

• Residents do not have to purchase 

a Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 
or Archer's Hunting Permit before 
purchasing Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permits. 

• Before purchasing antlerless deer 
hunting permits, nonresidents must 
first purchase a Nonresident Firearms 
Any-Deer Hunting Permit or a 
Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit, 
depending on the type of antlerless 
permit they want to use. 



• You do not have to purchase your 
any-deer and antlerless deer permits 
at the same time, but most hunters 
prefer to buy more than one firearms 
permit before the season opens so 
they can take full advantage of harvest 
opportunities when they occur. 

How to purchase permits 

Purchase your deer and turkey hunting 
permits from July 1 through the end of 
the appropriate seasons using any of the 
following methods. 

• Over the counter from any permit 
vendor. Buy early to avoid long lines. 

• By telephone at (800) 392-41 1 5 any 
time. Use your credit card, and pay a $2 
surcharge. Allow 1 days for delivery. 

• Online anytime at www. 
wildlifelicense.com/mo. Use your 
credit card, and pay a $2 surcharge. 
Allow 1 days for delivery. 

Note: No-cost resident landowner 
permits are available at permit vendors. 
See pages 24 and 25 for more details. 
Replacing permits: Lost or mutilated 
permits can be replaced by any vendor 
after verifying through a computer file 



that you had purchased a permit. A 
replacement permit costs $2. 

Nonresident students and 
disabled veterans may purchase 
resident permits 

New! A nonresident who is a registered 
student attending a public or private 
secondary, post secondary, or vocational 
school in Missouri and who lives in 
Missouri while attending school may 
purchase resident permits, except 
lifetime permits. Students must carry 
evidence of a Missouri residence and 
student status while hunting. Permits 
must be purchased at Conservation 
Department offices that sell permits. 
Any honorably discharged military 
veteran having a service-related 
disability of 60 percent or greater, 
or who was a prisoner of war during 
military service, may purchase resident 
permits at any permit vendor; provided, 
while purchasing and exercising permit 
privileges such person must carry a 
certified statement of eligibility from the 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 



New! Permits for residents and nonresidents under age 16 



The Youth Deer &Turkey Hunting Permit and the Youth 
Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit are no longer 
available. Youth age 6 through 1 5, whether they are 
hunter-education certified or not, can purchase resident or 
nonresident deer and turkey hunting permits at reduced 
prices. See pages 23 and 24. 

If the youth is hunter-education certified and hunting on 
a resident or nonresident firearms deer or turkey permit, he 
or she may hunt alone. However, if the youth is not hunter-ed 
certified, he or she must hunt in the immediate presence 
of a properly licensed adult hunter who has in his or her 
possession a valid hunter-ed certification card or was born 
before Jan. 1 , 1 967. The adult, however, may not hunt deer 
during the youth portions of the firearms deer season. 

• "Immediate presence" means close enough for normal 
conversation, without shouting. 

• "Properly licensed" means a valid firearms hunting permit 
for the appropriate season (i.e., either a filled or unfilled 
Firearms Deer or a Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit). 

• "Adult" means someone age 1 8 or older. 

In addition, adults accompanying youths hunting deer 



must wear hunter orange. Regardless of age, the youth must 
be capable of holding, aiming and shooting the firearm by 
him or herself. 

Note: Youth Deer & Turkey Hunting Permits purchased for the 
2009 spring turkey season are valid during the 2009 fall deer 
and turkey hunting season for the following: 

• For 1 deer (of either sex) statewide during all portions of the 
firearms deer hunting season, except that only an antlerless 
deer may be taken during the urban zones and antlerless 
portions in open areas. 

• and for 1 turkey (of either sex) during the fall firearms turkey 
hunting season. 

Note: If a youth becomes hunter-ed certified while the Youth 
Deer & Turkey Hunting Permit is still valid, he or she can 
either: 

• turn in the unused portions and purchase a regular firearms 
permit, which will allow the youth to hunt without an adult 
in the immediate presence (however, no refund will be 
given for unused portions); 

• or continue to use the youth permit, but must hunt in the 
immediate presence of a qualified adult. 



22 




See page 1 2 for boundaries of 
Christian, Franklin and Jefferson 
counties. 



Firearms antlerless permits 

The number you can fill depends on the 
counties In which you hunt 

Because female deer produce next year's deer, the 
harvest of does regulates both the size and growth 
rate of the deer herd. 

Firearms antlerless deer hunting permits may be 
used as indicated below throughout all portions 
of the firearms deer season, except in closed areas 
during the urban zones and antlerless portions: 

■ Any number of firearms antlerless deer hunting 
permits may be filled. Resident landowners 
and lessees with at least 75 acres may receive 
two no-cost Landowner Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permits and can also fill any number of 
purchased antlerless permits. 

One firearms antlerless deer hunting permit may 
be filled in each county. Resident landowners 
and lessees with at least 75 acres may receive 
and fill one no-cost Landowner Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permit and can also fill one purchased 
antlerless permit. 



□ 



Antlerless deer may only be taken on an 
any-deer permit. No firearms antlerless deer 
hunting permits may be filled except, qualifying 
landowners may receive one no-cost antlerless 
permit, which they must fill on their land. 



Resident permits 

Resident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

For 1 deer (of either sex) statewide during the firearms deer 

hunting season 

Age 16 and older $ 17 

New! Age 6-1 5 1 $8.50 

Resident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 2 $7 

For 1 antlerless deer during the firearms deer hunting season 
in selected areas. See map to the left. 

Age 16 and older $7 

New! Age 6-1 5 1 $3.50 

Resident Managed Deer Hunting Permit 3 

For deer during a prescribed managed hunt. Valid for the 
number of deer allowed. 

Age 16 and older $ 17 

New! Age 1 1-1 5 4 $8.50 

Resident Archer's Hunting Permit 

For 2 deer and 2 turkey during the archery deer and turkey 
hunting season, for small game during prescribed seasons 
and to sell furbearers taken by archery methods 

Age 1 6 and older $19 

New!Age6-15 $9.50 

Resident Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 2 

For 1 antlerless deer during archery deer hunting season in 
selected counties. See map on page 9. 

Age 16 and older $7 

New!Age6-15 $3.50 

Resident Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit 1 
For 2 turkey during the fall firearms season 

Age 16 and older $ 13 

New! Age 6-1 5 1 $6.50 



1 1f not hunter-education certified, a youth hunting on a 
firearms permit must be in the immediate presence of a 
properly licensed adult age 1 8 or older who is hunter-ed 
certified or exempt by age. See page 22. 

2 May be purchased in any number. 

3 Application required; participation awarded through 
drawing. 

4 Must be hunter-ed certified to participate in a managed 
hunt. 



Obtain permission before entering private 
land. Your hunting permit does not 
authorize trespass. 



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Nonresident permits 4 

Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

For 1 deer (of either sex) statewide during the firearms deer 
hunting season 

Age 16 and older $225 

New! Age 6-1 5 1 $8.50 

Nonresident Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 2 
For 1 antlerless deer during the firearms deer hunting season 
in selected areas. A Nonresident Firearms Any-Deer Hunting 
Permit or a Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit is 
required as a prerequisite to this permit. See map on page 23. 

Age 16 and older $25 

New! Age 6-1 5' $3.50 

Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting Permit 3 

For deer during a prescribed managed hunt. Valid for the 
number of deer allowed. 

Age 16 and older $225 

New! Age 1 1-1 5 s $8.50 

Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit 

For 2 deer and 2 turkey during the archery deer and turkey 
hunting season, and for small game, except furbearers, during 
prescribed seasons 

Age 16 and older $225 

New! Age 6-15 $9.50 



Nonresident Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit 2 
For 1 antlerless deer during archery deer hunting season in 
selected counties. A Nonresident Archer's Hunting Permit is 
required as a prerequisite to this permit. See map on page 9. 

Age 16 and older $25 

New!Age6-15 $3.50 

Nonresident Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit 

For 2 turkey during the fall firearms turkey hunting season 

Age 16 and older $110 

New! Age 6-1 5' $6.50 



1 1f not hunter-education certified, a youth hunting on a fire- 
arms permit must be in the immediate presence of a prop- 
erly licensed adult age 1 8 or older who is hunter-ed certified 
or exempt by age. See page 22. 

2 May be purchased in any number. 

3 Application required; participation awarded through draw- 
ing. 

4 All nonresidents must purchase nonresident permits to hunt 
deer or turkey in Missouri, except for qualifying students and 
disabled veterans. See page 22. 

5 Must be hunter-ed certified to participate in a managed 
hunt. 



Resident Landowner Permits 



Resident landowners and lessees who meet the require- 
ments listed to the right are not required to purchase 
permits to take deer and turkey on their land during 
the appropriate hunting seasons, but they must pick up their 
no-cost permits from a permit vendor or request them from 
the Conservation Department. See page 25 for the list of 
landowner permits. 

Note: All landowner permits are valid only on qualifying prop- 
erty. Hunter-education certification is not required to obtain 
these permits, but the hunter must be at least 6 years old. 

Qualifying resident landowners and lessees who 
have at least 5 acres, and all members of their 
immediate household, may each receive: 

1 Landowner Fall Firearms Turkey Hunting Permit 
1 Landowner Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit 

1 Landowner Archer's Hunting Permit 

2 Landowner Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits, 
depending on county availability (see page 9) 





Qualifications for landowner permits 

Note: All landowners may be required to submit verifi- 
cation upon request if landownership cannot be verified 
through county plat books. 

Resident landowner: Any Missouri resident who owns 
at least 5 continuous acres, and his or her immediate 
household members. In the case of corporate owner- 
ships, all registered officers of a corporation can qualify 
to receive no-cost permits, and they are not required to 
reside on the land. Persons who own stock in a corpora- 
tion (shareholders) do not qualify under this definition. 

Lessee: Any Missouri resident who leases and lives on at 
least 5 continuous acres owned by others, and his or her 
immediate household members. 

Immediate Household Member: Someone, related 
or unrelated, whose legal residence is the same as the 
qualifying landowner or lessee for at least the last 30 
days. Family members whose legal residence is else- 
where do not qualify. 



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Qualifying resident landowners and lessees who 
have 75 acres or more and all members of their 
immediate household may each receive: 

All of the landowner permits listed on page 24 and up to 
2 Resident Landowner Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permits 

Qualifying resident landowners and lessees: 

• must abide by season dates, methods, limits and tagging/ 
checking requirements. Refer to the appropriate hunting 
season section for details. 

• must use landowner permits only on their qualifying prop- 
erty. To hunt on other land, landowners and lessees must 
purchase regular permits. 

• may use their landowner permits to take deer on their land 
during all portions of the firearms season including the 
urban zones and antlerless portions (if their property is 
located in one of the open areas). 

• with 75 or more acres in more than one county may not 
harvest more deer on landowner antlerless permits than can 
be taken by regular permittees in the county where hunting 
except in certain areas (see page 23). 

• may fill a Landowner Any-Deer Permit and a purchased any- 
deer permit. However, each hunter may only take one 
antlered deer during the firearms deer hunting season. 
Therefore, landowners and lessees who take an antlered 
buck on one Any-Deer Permit must take an antlerless deer 
on the other Any-Deer Permit. Note: Deer taken on a Man- 
aged Deer Hunting Permit or in accordance with the archery 
deer hunting season do not count toward this one-buck 
limit. 

• may fill their no-cost Landowner Antlerless Permits and 
also purchase and fill any number of additional antlerless 
permits where valid. Note: Resident landowners and lessees 
may also purchase and use permits in addition to the no- 
cost permits. However, only one antlered deer may be taken 
during the firearms season and a maximum of two antlered 
deer may be taken during the archery season. See pages 9 
and 11. 

Where to get your resident landowner permits 

All no-cost deer and turkey hunting permits are available from 
permit vendors from July 1 through Jan. 15. This includes per- 
mits for resident landowners or lessees with multiple proper- 
ties in different counties who want permits valid on their land 
in all of those counties. 

To get no-cost permits, you will need to know the county 
or counties in which your property is located and the number 
of acres. 

Pick up your permits early to avoid long lines. Landowner 
permits also are available from the Department's Jefferson 
City office. See inside front cover. 



Attention landowners, 

age 42 and younger who are 

not hunter-education certified 

Qualifying landowners and lessees hunting on their 
own land do not need to be hunter-education 
certified; however, beginning July 1, 2009, when 
mentoring a firearms hunter who is not hunter-ed 
certified and not hunting on a landowner permit, all 
mentors, including landowners and lessees hunting 
on their own land, must be at least 1 8 years old and 

I hunter-education certified unless they were born before 
Jan. 1 , 1 967. If you need to become certified, check out 
the new online course at mdc.mo.gov/1 7844, or call a 
Department office near you to sign up for a course. 



Resident landowner permits 

All landowner permits are valid only on qualifying property 
Hunter-education certification is not required to obtain these 
permits, but the hunter must be at least 6 years old. 

Resident Landowner Fall Firearms 

Turkey Hunting Permit no-cost 

For 2 turkey during the fall firearms turkey hunting season. 

Resident Landowner Firearms 

Any-Deer Hunting Permit no-cost 

For 7 deer (of either sex) during the firearms deer hunting 

season. 

Resident Landowner Firearms 

Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit no-cost 

For 1 antlerless deer during the firearms deer hunting season 

in selected counties. See map on page 23. 

Resident Landowner Archer's Hunting Permit no-cost 

For 2 deer and 2 turkey during the archery deer and turkey 
hunting season, and for small game during prescribed 
seasons and to sell furbearers taken by hunting. 

Resident Landowner Archery 

Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit no-cost 

For 1 antlerless deer during archery deer hunting season in 

selected counties. See map on page 9. 



Use Landowner Permits Wisely 

► To keep costs down and to help provide more 
funding for habitat and wildlife management, ask the 
permit vendor for only the landowner permits that 
you plan to use. 

► It is illegal to allow other hunters to check deer and 
turkey on your landowner permits. 




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Tagging and Checking Procedures 





StepQ Immediately 
after harvest, 
separate the 
transportation 
tag from your 
permit. If you 
have more than 
one permit, be 
sure you are 
using the correct 
permit. 




StepQ Check your deer or turkey on the 
day of harvest using the Telecheck 
instructions on page 28. 




Step O Write your confirmation number 
on your permit. 




.pjts&jjik mr m 




^ Attach the transportation tag 
to the game's leg. You may 
now legally transport your 
game within Missouri. 




Step© Immediately attach your 
permit to the game, and 
the checking procedure 
is completed. You may 
now transport your 
game out of state, take 
it to a processor or 
process it yourself. 



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Things to remember before tagging and checking 



► Use the correct permit. Check your 
permit carefully before attaching 
the transportation tag when you are 
carrying more than one permit. In the 
excitement of the hunt, sometimes 
hunters accidentally put their any- 
deer permit on a doe, thus stopping 
them from taking a buck later on in 
the season. Remember: Removing a 
transportation tag from a permit will 
invalidate that permit. 

^ Until checked, the head of the deer 
must remain attached and turkey 
must have the head and plumage 
intact. 

► Detaching the transportation tag 
invalidates the permit, so do not 
detach until immediately after 
harvest. 

► The transportation tag and permit 
with confirmation number must 
remain attached to the game until 
processing for consumption begins. 



► All deer and turkey must be checked 
before they are removed from the 
state. 

► Deer and turkey must be checked 
by 1 p.m. on the day the game is 
harvested. 

^ Only the taker may possess and 
transport deer and turkeys before 
checking. 

► After checking, deer and turkey may 
be possessed and transported by 
anyone, but must be labeled with the 
taker's full name, address, Telecheck 
confirmation number and date taken. 

^ Avoid duplicate Telecheck records. 
If you are given an eight-digit 
confirmation number when you call 
Telecheck, your checking information 
has been successfully received and 
recorded. Write the confirmation 
number on the permit, attach the 
permit to the game and the checking 
process is complete. Do not call again 
to check the same deer or turkey. 




If you harvest a buck that has shed 
its antlers or broken the antlers off 
less then 3 inches from their base, 
record the harvest on Telecheck as 
an antlered buck with points. 



Information needed to Telecheck turkeys 

Turkeys must be checked by telephone or internet. See page 28. During check- 
ing, hunters will be asked the age and sex of their turkey. Monitoring the age 
and sex of harvested turkeys through checking provides a valuable measure of 
the fall harvest. Aging and sexing turkeys is simple. See illustrations. 



How to determine the sex of a turkey 

Look at the lower half of the breast. Hens have 
brown-tipped breast feathers. Gobblers have 
black-tipped breast feathers. 

pointed 



rounded 





Gobbler 


Hen 


breast 


breast 


feather 


feather 




Primary feathers of adult 
wild turkey 




Juvenile 



Adult 



How to age a turkey 

To age a turkey, look at the two 
outermost feathers on the wing. 
Juveniles have pointed primary 
tips. Adults have rounded tips. 



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All deer and turkey must be checked by telephone or 
on the internet. If using a cell phone, be sure you have 
a clear signal. If the signal is spotty, move closer to a 
major highway, go to higher ground, or wait until you get 
to a land-based line to call. Avoid calling in areas with loud 
background noise. 

You do not need to call Telecheck immediately after tak- 
ing the game. You can transport unchecked game within the 
state, as long as the transportation tag is attached to the leg. 
You have until 1 p.m. on the day taken to check your 
deer or turkey. 

To use the easy-to-use electronic checking system, follow 
the steps below. 

Step 1 : Before calling the toll-free number or going online, 
find your Telecheck ID number on your permit. If you have 
more than one permit, be sure you give the number of the 
permit you want to use. Also get a pen so you will be able 
to write your Telecheck confirmation number on your permit. 

Step 2: Fill out the form to the right, which contains the 
same information you will be asked when you use Telecheck. 

Step 3: Use a phone to dial the toll-free number below, then 
follow the instructions in the phone interview. Speak clearly 
and slowly. You can call between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. 

To check a deer or turkey, call 




If checking a turkey, you will need: 

► YourTelecheck ID number: 

► Turkey type (To age and sex turkeys, see page 27): 

□ adult gobbler 

□ adult hen 

□ juvenile gobbler 

□ juvenile hen 

► County where turkey was taken: 



If checking a deer, you will need: 

► YourTelecheck ID number: 

► Deer type: 

□ doe 

□ button buck 

□ antlered buck 

Note: If you harvest a buck that has shed its 
antlers, record the harvest as an antlered buck 
with points. 

total number of points 1 inch or longer 

(see how to count points on page 4) 

► County where deer was taken: 



Note: If you harvested deer in Boone, Cass, Christian, 
Cole, Franklin or Jefferson counties, you will be asked: Did 
you harvest a deer within an urban zone? (See page 1 2). 



1-800-314-6828. 

Or go to: 

www.missouriconservation.org 

on the internet and follow the instructions. 

Step 4: After you have provided the required information, 
you will be given an eight-digit confirmation number that 
verifies you have legally checked your game. Write this num- 
ber on the main portion of the permit and attach it to the 
deer or turkey. 

You have now completed checking your game and can 
process your deer or turkey. 



Attention Cell Phone Users 

The most common reason hunters are unable 

to complete their Telecheck transaction 

is because of a poor cellular telephone 

connection. Signals that are weak, fade 

in and out, or "clip" speech will not work 

with the system. Once youVe attached 

the temporary transportation tag to your 

deer or turkey, you have until 1 p.m. on the 

day of harvest to check the animal. Wait until you are 

out of the woods and receive a clear, strong cell phone 

connection before placing your Telecheck call. 







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Wildlife Code of Missouri — Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations 



3 CSR 10-7.431 Deer Hunting 
Seasons: General Provisions 

(1) The current Fall Deer&Turkey 
Hunting Regulations and Information 
booklet, published annually in August, 
is hereby adopted as a part of this 
Code and by this reference herein 
incorporated. A printed copy of this 
booklet can be obtained from the 
Missouri Department of Conservation, 
PO Box 1 80, Jefferson City, MO 
65102-0180 and is online at www. 
missouriconservation.org. This rule 
does not incorporate any subsequent 
amendments or additions. 

(2) Deer shall mean white-tailed deer 
and mule deer. Antlered deer shall 
mean deer with at least one (1 ) antler 
at least three inches (3") long, except as 
provided in 3 CSR 10-7.435. Deer may 
be pursued, taken, killed, possessed or 
transported only as permitted in this 
Code. 

(3) Persons hunting or pursuing deer 
must possess a prescribed deer hunting 
permit. Resident landowners and 
lessees can qualify for no-cost permits. 

(4) Deer may be pursued or taken only 
from one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise 
until one-half (1/2) hour after sunset. 

(5) Deer Hunting Methods. 

(A) Archery: longbows, recurve bows 
and compound bows. 

(B) Muzzleloader: muzzleloading or 
cap-and-ball firearms, .40 caliber or 
larger, not capable of being loaded 
from the breech. 

(C) Any legal method: archery and 
muzzleloader methods; crossbows; 
shotguns; handguns or rifles firing 
centerfire ammunition; and air- 
powered guns, .40 caliber or larger, 
charged only from an external 
high compression power source 
(external hand pump, air tank, or air 
compressor). 

(D) Prohibited, in use or possession: 

1. Methods restricted by local 
ordinance. 




2. Self-loading firearms with 
capacity of more than eleven 
(11) cartridges in magazine and 
chamber combined. 

3. Ammunition propelling more 
than one (1 ) projectile at a single 
discharge, such as buckshot. 

4. Full hard metal case projectiles. 

5. Fully automatic firearms. 

6. Electronic calls or electronically 
activated calls. 

(6) Deer may not be hunted, pursued, 
taken or killed: 

(A) While in a stream or other body 
of water. 

(B) From a boat with a motor 
attached. 

(C) With the aid of a motor-driven 
land conveyance or aircraft. 

(D) With the aid of dogs, in use or 
possession. 

(E) With the aid of artificial light or 
night vision equipment. 

(F) Within any area enclosed by a 
fence greater than seven feet (7') in 
height that could contain or restrict 
the free range of deer. Exceptions are 
provided in other rules or by written 
authorization of the director. 

(G) With the aid of bait (grain or 
other feed placed or scattered so 
as to constitute an attraction or 
enticement to deer). Scents and 
minerals, including salt, are not 
regarded as bait, however, mineral 
blocks with food additives are 
prohibited. An area is considered 
baited for ten (1 0) days following 
complete removal of bait. Hunters 
can be in violation even if they did 
not know an area was baited. It is 
illegal to place bait in a way that 
causes others to be in violation of 
the baiting rule. 

(7) During the firearms deer hunting 
season and during managed firearms 
deer hunts on those areas where such 
hunts are held, all persons hunting any 
game and also adults accompanying 
youths hunting deer on a Youth Deer 



and Turkey Hunting Permit, must 
wear a cap or hat and a shirt, vest, or 
coat of the color commonly known as 
hunter orange, which must be plainly 
visible from all sides. Camouflage 
orange garments do not meet this 
requirement. The following are exempt 
from this requirement: 

(A) Migratory game bird hunters; 

(B) Archery permittees during the 
muzzleloader portion; 

(C) All hunters in counties closed 
during the urban zones and 
antlerless portions; 

(D) Hunters using archery methods 
while hunting within municipal 
boundaries where discharge of 
firearms is prohibited; 

(E) Hunters on federal or state 
public hunting areas and during 
managed hunts where deer hunting 
is restricted to archery or crossbow 
methods; and 

(F) Hunters of small game and/or 
furbearers during the muzzleloader 
portion. 

(8) Hunters who kill or injure a deer 
must make a reasonable effort to 
retrieve and tag it, but this does not 
authorize trespass. 

(9) Hunters who take a deer must tag 
it immediately with the transportation 
tag portion of the permit; detaching 
the transportation tag voids the 
permit. Deer may be possessed and 
transported only by the taker until 
reported through theTelecheck Harvest 
Reporting System. All deer taken must 
be accurately reported through the 
Telecheck Harvest Reporting System 

by 1 0:00 p.m. on the day taken by 
the taker or in the taker's immediate 
presence. The Telecheck confirmation 
number must be recorded immediately 
on the deer hunting permit as indicated 
on the permit, and immediately 
attached to the deer by the taker. The 
transportation tag and deer hunting 
permit with confirmation number 
must remain attached to the intact 
or field-dressed carcass until the 



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deer is processed. All deer must be 
reported through theTelecheck Harvest 
Reporting System prior to processing or 
being removed from the state. 

(1 0) Deer (or parts thereof) reported 
in accordance with established 
procedures, when labeled with the 
full name, address, and confirmation 
number of the taker, may be possessed, 
transported, and stored by anyone. 
Commercially processed deer meat may 
be donated to not-for-profit charitable 
organizations under guidelines 
established by the director. 

3 CSR 1 0-7.432 Deer: Archery 
Hunting Season 

(1 ) The archery deer hunting season is 
September 1 5, 2009, through January 
1 5, 201 0, excluding the November 
portion of the firearms deer hunting 
season. Use archery methods only; 
firearms may not be possessed. 

(2) Archery Deer Hunting Permits. 

(A) Resident or Nonresident Archer's 
Hunting Permit. Valid for two (2) 
deer statewide, except that only 
one (1) antlered deer may be taken 
prior to the November portion of the 
firearms deer hunting season. 

(B) Resident or Nonresident Archery 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit. Valid 
for one (1) antlerless deer in any 
open county. Persons may purchase 
and fill any number of these permits, 




where valid. A Nonresident Archer's 
Hunting Permit must be purchased 
before purchasing Nonresident 
Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permits. 

3 CSR 10-7.433 Deer: Firearms 
Hunting Season 

(1 ) The firearms deer hunting season is 
comprised of six (6) portions. 

(A) Urban zones portion: October 9 
through 1 2, 2009; use any legal deer 
hunting method to take antlerless 
deer in open zones. 

(B) Youth portions: October 31 and 
November 1 , 2009 and January 2 
and 3, 201 0; for persons at least six 
(6) but not older than fifteen (1 5) 
years of age; use any legal deer 
hunting method to take one (1 ) deer 
statewide during the October 31 and 
November 1, 2009 portion; use any 
legal deer hunting method to take 
deer statewide during the January 2 
and 3, 2010 portion. 

(C) November portion: November 
1 4 through 24, 2009; use any legal 
deer hunting method to take deer 
statewide. 

(D) Muzzleloader portion: 
December 1 9 through 29, 2009; use 
muzzleloader methods to take deer 
statewide. 

(E) Antlerless portion: November 25 
through December 6, 2009; use any 
legal deer hunting method to take 
antlerless deer in open counties. 

(2) Firearms Deer Hunting Permits. 

(A) Resident or Nonresident Firearms 
Any-Deer Hunting Permit: valid 

for one (1 ) deer statewide, except 
that only antlerless deer may be 
taken during the urban zones and 
antlerless portions of the season. 

(B) Resident or Nonresident Firearms 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permit: valid 
for one (1 ) antlerless deer in any 
open county. Persons may purchase 
any number of these permits and 

fill them where valid. A Nonresident 
Firearms Any-Deer Hunting 



Permit must be purchased before 
purchasing Nonresident Firearms 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits. 

(3) A person may take only one (1 ) 
antlered deer during the firearms deer 
hunting season. Deer taken at managed 
deer hunts are not included in this limit. 

(4) Other wildlife may be hunted during 
the firearms deer hunting season with 
the following restrictions: 

(A) During the November portion 
statewide and the antlerless portion 
in open counties, other wildlife may 
be hunted only with pistol, revolver, 
or rifle firing a .22 caliber or smaller 
rimfire cartridge, or a shotgun and 
shot not larger than No. 4; except 
that waterfowl hunters, trappers, 
landowners on their land or lessees 
on land upon which they reside may 
use other methods as specified in 3 
CSR 10-7.41 0(1 )(G). 

(B) Furbearers may be hunted using 
any legal deer hunting method 
during established furbearer hunting 
seasons by persons holding an 
unfilled Firearms Deer Hunting 
Permit, and: 

1 . A Resident Small Game Hunting 
Permit; or 

2. A Nonresident Furbearer 
Hunting and Trapping Permit. 

(C) Furbearers may not be chased, 
pursued, or taken with the aid of 
dogs during daylight hours from 
November 1 through the end of 
the November portion statewide 
and the antlerless portion in open 
counties. 

(D) Squirrels and rabbits may not be 
chased, pursued, or taken with the 
aid of dogs during daylight hours 
of the November portion in Butler, 
Carter, Dent, Iron, Madison, Oregon, 
Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, and 
Wayne counties. 

(5) Feral hogs, defined as any hog, 
including Russian and European wild 
boar, not conspicuously identified by 
ear tags or other forms of identification 
and roaming freely on public or 



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itinued) 




private lands without the landowner's 
permission (refer to section 270.400 of 
Missouri Revised Statutes), may be taken 
in any number during the firearms deer 
hunting season as follows: 

(A) Hunters must possess a valid 
small game hunting or unfilled 
firearms deer hunting permit and 
abide by the methods of pursuit 
allowed for deer as well as any 
other restrictions that may apply on 
specific public areas. 

(B) During the November portion 
statewide and the antlerless portion 
in open counties: 

1 . Firearms deer permittees may 
only use methods allowed for 
deer. 

2. Small game permittees may 
only use pistol, revolver, or rifle 
firing a .22 caliber or smaller 
rimfire cartridge, or a shotgun 
with shot not larger than No. 4. 

3. Dogs may not be used. 

(C) During the youth and 
muzzleloader portions statewide 
and the urban zones portion in open 
counties: 

1 . Deer permittees may only use 
methods allowed for deer. 

2. Small game permittees may 
only use methods allowed for 
small game. 

(D) Resident landowners and lessees 
on qualifying land are not required 
to have any permit and may use 
any method to take feral hogs 
throughout the year. 

3 CSR 10-7.434 Deer: Landowner 
Privileges 

(1) Resident landowners and lessees 
as outlined in the Fall Deer & Turkey 
Regulations and Information booklet 
can obtain no-cost deer hunting 
permits from any permit vendor. 

(A) Those with five (5) or more 
continuous acres can each receive 
one (1) Resident Landowner 
Firearms Any-Deer Hunting Permit, 



one (1 ) Resident Landowner Archer's 
Hunting Permit, and, if property is in 
a county in which Archery Antlerless 
Deer Hunting Permits can be used, 
two (2) Resident Landowner Archery 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits. 

(B) In addition to the permits listed 
in subsection (1 )(A), those with 
seventy-five (75) or more acres 
located in a single county or at least 
seventy-five (75) continuous acres 
bisected by a county boundary 
can receive a maximum of two 
(2) Resident Landowner Firearms 
Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits. 
Landowners with at least seventy- 
five (75) acres in more than one 
county must comply with landowner 
antlerless deer limits for each county. 

(2) All landowner deer hunting permits 
are valid only on qualifying property. 

(3) All landowners and lessees who take 
deer on landowner permits may also 
purchase and fill other deer hunting 
permits but must abide by seasons, 
limits, and restrictions. A landowner or 
lessee may take only one (1 ) antlered 
deer during the firearms deer hunting 
season. A landowner or lessee may take 
only two (2) antlered deer during the 
archery deer hunting season except 
that only one (1 ) antlered deer may be 
taken prior to the November portion of 
the firearms deer hunting season. 

(4) Persons defined as landowners 
include: 

(A) General partners of partnerships; 

(B) Officers of resident or foreign 
corporations; 

(C) Officers or managing members of 
resident limited liability companies; 
and 

(D) Officers of benevolent 
associations organized pursuant to 
Chapter 352 of the Revised Statutes 
of Missouri. 

3 CSR 10-7.435 Deer: Special Harvest 
Provisions 

(1) Only antlerless deer and antlered 
deer with at least one (1 ) antler having 



at least four (4) antler points may 
be taken in the counties of Adair, 
Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barton, 
Bates, Benton, Boone, Buchanan, 
Caldwell, Callaway, Camden, Carroll, the 
portion of Cass county not included 
in the Kansas City urban zone, Cedar, 
Chariton, Clark, Clinton, Cole, Cooper, 
Daviess, DeKalb, the portions of 
Franklin and Jefferson counties not 
included in the St. Louis urban zone, 
Gasconade, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, 
Henry, Hickory, Holt, Howard, Johnson, 
Knox, Lafayette, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, 
Livingston, Macon, Maries, Marion, 
Mercer, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, 
Montgomery, Morgan, Nodaway, 
Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pike, Pulaski, 
Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Ray, Saline, 
Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Clair, Ste. 
Genevieve, Sullivan, Vernon, Warren, 
and Worth. No other antlered deer may 
betaken. 

(A) An antler point is at least one 
inch (1 ") long from base to tip. 

(B) The end of the main beam is a 
point. 

(2) These special provisions apply to all 
deer hunting seasons and permittees, 
except during the youth portions of the 
firearms deer hunting season. 

3 CSR 10-7.436 Deer: Managed Hunts 

Additional deer may be taken at special 
managed deer hunts established 
annually by the department. 




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Wildlife Code of Missouri — Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations (con 



A person may apply for and participate 
in only one (1) managed deer hunt 
during a permit year except that 
persons permanently confined to a 
wheelchair may participate in more 
than one (1) hunt. Persons selected to 
participate must purchase a Resident 
or Nonresident Managed Deer Hunting 
Permit and abide by rules established 
for the hunt. 

3 CSR 1 0-7.437 Deer: Antlerless Deer 
Hunting Permit Availability 

(1) Archery Deer Hunting Season. 

(A) Resident and Nonresident 
Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permits are not valid in the counties 
of: Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, 
Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New 
Madrid, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Scott, 
Stoddard, and Wayne. 

(2) Firearms Deer Hunting Season. 

(A) Resident and Nonresident 
Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permits are not valid in the 
counties of: Bollinger, Butler, Cape 
Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, 
Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, 
Pemiscot, Reynolds, Scott, Stoddard, 
and Wayne except that resident 
landowners and lessees with seventy 
five (75) or more acres can each 




receive one (1) Resident Landowner 
Firearms Antlerless Deer Hunting 
Permit. 

(B) Only one (1 ) Resident or 
Nonresident Firearms Antlerless 
Deer Hunting Permit per person 
may be filled in the counties 

of: Barry, Barton, the portion of 
Christian County not included in the 
Springfield urban zone, Crawford, 
Dade, Dent, Douglas, the portions 
of Franklin and Jefferson counties 
not included in the St. Louis urban 
zone, Gasconade, Jasper, Lawrence, 
Maries, McDonald, Newton, Osage, 
Ozark, Perry, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, 
Ripley, Shannon, St. Francois, Ste. 
Genevieve, Stone, Taney, Texas, 
Washington, Webster, and Wright. 

(C) Any number of Resident or 
Nonresident Firearms Antlerless 
Deer Hunting Permits may be 
filled in the counties of: Adair, 
Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Bates, 
Benton, Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, 
Callaway, Camden, Carroll, Cass, 
Cedar, Chariton, the portion of 
Christian County included in the 
Springfield urban zone, Clark, Clay, 
Clinton, Cole, Cooper, Dallas, Daviess, 
DeKalb, the portions of Franklin and 
Jefferson counties included in the 
St. Louis urban zone, Gentry, Greene, 
Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Hickory, 
Holt, Howard, Howell, Jackson, 
Johnson, Knox, Laclede, Lafayette, 
Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, 
Macon, Marion, Mercer, Miller, 
Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, 
Morgan, Nodaway, Oregon, Pettis, 
Pike, Platte, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, 
Ray, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Louis, 
Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, 
Sullivan, Vernon, Warren, and Worth. 

3 CSR 1 0-7.438 Deer: Regulations for 
Department Areas 

Deer may be hunted on lands owned or 
leased by the department and on lands 
managed by the department under 
cooperative agreement as authorized 
in the current Fall Deer &Turkey 
Hunting Regulations and Information 



booklet, published annually in August. 
This publication is incorporated by 
reference. A copy of this booklet is 
published by and can be obtained 
from the Missouri Department of 
Conservation, PO Box 1 80, Jefferson 
City, MO 65 1 02-01 80. It is also available 
online at www.missouriconservation. 
org. This rule does not incorporate any 
subsequent amendments or additions. 

3 CSR 10-7.455 Turkeys: Seasons, 
Methods, Limits 

(1 ) Turkeys may be pursued, taken, 
killed, possessed or transported only as 
permitted in this rule. 

(A) Spring Season. Spring season 
annually will begin on the 
third Monday in April. A person 
possessing the prescribed turkey 
hunting permit may take turkeys 
according to the season length and 
bag limit established annually by the 
Conservation Commission. Turkeys 
may be taken only by shotgun 

with shot no larger than No. 4, or 
bow, without the use of dogs, bait, 
electronic calls or live decoys, from 
one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise 
to 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time 
(CDT). Possession of electronic 
calls or shotshells loaded with shot 
larger than No. 4 is prohibited while 
hunting turkeys. 

(B) Fall Firearms Season. Fall season 
annually will be October 1 through 
October 31 . A person possessing the 
prescribed turkey hunting permit 
may take two (2) turkeys of either 
sex during the season. Turkeys may 
be taken only by shotgun with shot 
no larger than No. 4 or bow; without 
the use of dogs, bait, electronic calls 
or live decoys; from one-half (1/2) 
hour before sunrise to sunset in all 
counties except: Dunklin, McDonald, 
Mississippi, New Madrid, Newton, 
Pemiscot and Scott. Possession 

of electronic calls or shotshells 
loaded with shot larger than No. 4 is 
prohibited while hunting turkeys. A 
person, while in the act of pursuing 
or hunting turkey on a fall firearms 



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permit, shall not have both a firearm 
and longbow on his/her person. 

(C) Fall Archery Season. A person 
possessing the prescribed archer's 
hunting permit may take two (2) 
turkeys of either sex from September 
1 5 through January 1 5, excluding 
the dates of the November portion 
of the firearms deer season. Turkeys 
may be taken only by bows; without 
the use of dogs, bait, electronic calls 
or live decoys; from one-half (1/2) 
hour before sunrise to one-half (1/2) 
hour after sunset. An archer, while 

in the act of pursuing or hunting 
turkey on an archer's permit, shall 
not have a firearm on his/her person. 
Possession of electronic calls is 
prohibited while hunting turkeys. 

(D) Youth Spring Season. The two 
(2)-day youth spring season will 
begin annually on the Saturday 
nine (9) days prior to the Monday 
opening of the spring season, except 
that when the youth season would 
overlap with Easter weekend the 
season will open on the Saturday 
prior to Easter weekend. Any person 
possessing the prescribed turkey 
hunting permit and who is at least 
six (6) but not older than fifteen (1 5) 
years of age on the opening day of 
the youth spring season may take 
only one (1) male turkey or turkey 
with visible beard during the youth 
spring season. A turkey harvested 
during the youth spring season will 
count towards an individual's spring 
season bag limit; individuals hunting 
under the prescribed turkey hunting 
permit may not harvest a second 
bird during the first week of the 
spring season. Turkeys may betaken 
only by shotgun with shot no larger 
than No. 4, or bow, without the use 
of dogs, bait, electronic calls or live 
decoys, from one-half (1/2) hour 
before sunrise to sunset. Possession 
of electronic calls or shotshells 
loaded with shot larger than No. 4 is 
prohibited while hunting turkeys. 

(2) Hunters who take a turkey must tag 
it immediately with the transportation 



tag portion of the permit; detaching 
the transportation tag voids the 
permit. Turkeys may be possessed 
and transported only by the taker 
until reported through theTelecheck 
Harvest Reporting System. All turkeys 
taken must be accurately reported 
through theTelecheck Harvest 
Reporting System by 10:00 p.m. on the 
day taken by the taker or in the taker's 
immediate presence. TheTelecheck 
confirmation number must be recorded 
immediately on the turkey hunting 
permit as indicated on the permit, 
and immediately attached to the 
turkey by the taker. The transportation 
tag and turkey hunting permit with 
confirmation number must remain 
attached to the turkey with the head 
and plumage intact until the turkey 
is processed. All turkeys must be 
reported through theTelecheck Harvest 
Reporting System prior to processing or 
being removed from the state. 

(3) Bait shall mean grain or other feed 
placed or scattered so as to constitute 
an attraction or enticement to turkeys. 
An area shall be considered baited 
for ten (1 0) days following complete 
removal of the bait. 

(4) Each permit holder hunting with a 
shotgun shall first affix an approved 
safety sticker to the receiver of his/her 
gun where it will be in his/her line of 
sight when shooting, and maintain the 
sticker on the gun when hunting. 

(5) A resident landowner or lessee as 
defined in 3 CSR 10-20.805, possessing 
a landowner turkey hunting permit, 
may take and possess turkeys in 
accordance with this rule on his/her 
land or, in the case of the lessee, on 
the land on which s/he resides and 
shall report the turkeys through the 
Telecheck Harvest Reporting System as 
required in this rule. 

(6) Any person who kills or injures any 
wild turkey shall make a reasonable 
effort to retrieve the turkey and include 
it in his/her season limit. 

(7) Turkeys (or parts thereof) reported 
in accordance with established 



procedures, when labeled with the 
full name, address, and confirmation 
number of the taker, maybe possessed, 
transported, given away, and stored by 
anyone. 

(8) In accordance with section 270.400, 
RSMo feral hogs (any hog, including 
Russian and European wild boar, that 
is not conspicuously identified by ear 
tags or other forms of identification 
and is roaming freely upon public or 
private lands without the landowner's 
permission) may be taken in any 
number during the spring firearms 
turkey season and youth spring season 
only by the holder of a valid, unused 
turkey hunting permit; and only by 
methods and times prescribed for 
taking turkeys. During the fall firearms 
turkey season, feral hogs may be taken 
only by the holder of a valid, unused 
turkey hunting permit or a small game 
hunting permit; and only by methods 
prescribed in Chapter 7 for taking 
wildlife, and without the use of bait. 
Other restrictions may apply on public 
lands. Resident landowners or lessees 
as defined in this Code may take feral 
hogs on their own property at any time, 
by any method and without permit. 




Deer Hunting Regulations on Areas Managed 
or Owned by the Conservation Department 




To maintain healthy populations of deer and to provide 
quality and varied hunting opportunities statewide, 
conservation area managers and biologists carefully 
evaluate the effects of deer hunting on all areas owned or 
managed by the Conservation Department. The six different 
options are designed to limit doe harvest at various levels and 
provide different types of hunting. Check the chart below to 
find the type of hunt you prefer. 

Deer hunting is only allowed on Department areas that are 
listed in the chart. If an area that is owned or managed by the 
Conservation Department is not listed, deer hunting is not 
allowed, except during managed hunts. For hunting oppor- 
tunities on public land that is not owned or managed by the 
Conservation Department, contact the appropriate agency. 

For maps and more details of areas listed on the following 
pages, contact the regional office or go to the website listed 
on the inside front cover. 



Regulation key for chart (pages 34-42) 



1. 
2. 



3. 



4. 



5. 



6. 






Statewide deer seasons and limits apply. 
Only archery methods may be used. Deer hunting 
with firearms is prohibited. All other statewide deer 
seasons and limits apply. 

Only archery and muzzleloading methods maybe 
used. All other statewide deer seasons and limits apply. 
Archery and firearms deer hunting is permitted for 
antlered or antlerless deer on the following permits 
only: Archer's Hunting Permit, Firearms Any-Deer 
Hunting Permit, and Youth Deer and Turkey Hunting 
Permit. No archery or firearm antlerless permits may 
be used. All other statewide seasons and limits apply. 
Antlered or antlerless deer may be taken on an 
Archer's Hunting Permit. Only antlered deer may be 
taken during the youth, November, and muzzleloader 
portions of the firearms deer season with the 
following permits: Firearms Any-Deer Hunting 
Permits and Youth Deer and Turkey Hunting Permits. 
No archery or firearm antlerless permits may be used. 
Closed to firearms deer hunting during the urban 
zones and antlerless portions. All other statewide 
deer seasons and limits apply. 
Archery and firearms deer hunting is permitted for 
antlered or antlerless deer on the following permits 
only: Archer's Hunting Permit, Firearms Any-Deer 
Permit, and Youth Deer and Turkey Hunting Permit. 
No archery or firearms antlerless permits may be 
used. Closed to firearms deer hunting during the 
urban zones and antlerless portions. All other 
statewide deer seasons and limits apply. 




NORTHWEST 


^ 


"N 


(816)271-3100 




if 




Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Agency 


Buchanan 


w 












Aspinwall Bend 


Atchison 








W 






Bagley Woods 


Mercer 


w 












Belcher Branch Lake 


Buchanan 






W 








Bilby Ranch Lake 


Nodaway 






W 








Bluffwoods 


Buchanan 








W 






Bonanza 


Caldwell 








W 






Brickyard Hill 


Atchison 








W 






Brown 


Holt 




W 










Bunch Hollow 


Carroll 


W 












Chloe Lowry Marsh 


Mercer 


w 












Christie 


Andrew 


w 












Corning 


Atchison, 
Holt 








W 






Crooked River 


Ray 






W 








Dalton Bottoms 
Access 


Chariton 


w 












Davis Memorial 


Andrew 


W 












Denton Access 


Gentry 






W 








Deroin Bend 


Atchison, 
Holt 








W 






Dupree Memorial 


Buchanan 




W 










Elam Bend 


Gentry 








W 






Elrod Mill Access 


Andrew 


w 












Floyd Memorial 


Chariton 




W 










Fountain Grove 


Linn, 
Livingston 




W 










Gallatin 


Daviess 








W 






Grand Pass 


Saline 




W 










Grand Trace 


Harrison 








W 






Hadorn Bridge 
Access 


Andrew 




IS* 










Happy Holler Lake 


Andrew 








W 






Hardin 


Ray 


w 












Helton Memorial 


Harrison 








W 






Holmes Bend Access 


Daviess 


W 












Honey Creek 


Andrew 










W 





34 



Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Jamesport 
Community Lake 


Daviess 




W 










King Lake 


DeKalb, 
Gentry 






W 








Kneib Memorial 


Buchanan 




W 










Lake Paho 


Mercer 






W 








Little Compton Lake 


Carroll 






W 








Little Tarkio Prairie 


Holt 


W 












Logan Memorial 


Buchanan 




W 










Lotts Creek 


Harrison 


)S 












Lower Hamburg 
Bend 


Atchison 






W 








McClure 


Mercer 


W 












McCormack 


Holt 






W 








McKinny 


Carroll 


W 












Mockingbird Hill 
Access 


Grundy 




W 










Monkey Mountain 


Holt 








W 






Mussel Fork 


Linn, Macon 










V 




Nishnabotna 


Atchison 








W 






Nodaway County 
Community Lake 


Nodaway 






W 








Nodaway Valley 


Holt, Andrew 




W 










Pawnee Prairie 


Harrison 


^ 












Pigeon Hill 


Buchanan 






W 








Pony Express Lake 


Dekalb 










W 




Poosey 


Livingston 


W 












Price Bridge Access 


Chariton 


W 












Punkin Center 
Access 


Livingston 






W 








Riverbreaks 


Holt 








W 






Rush Bottoms 


Holt 








W 






Schifferdecker 
Memorial 


Carroll 


W 












Seat Memorial 


Gentry, 
Worth 










W 




Sowards Ford Access 


Worth 






W 








Star School Hill 
Prairie 


Atchison 


W 












Sterling Price 
Community Lake 


Chariton 




W 










Sunbridge Hills 


Buchanan 




W 










Tarkio Prairie 


Atchison 








W 






Thurnau 


Holt 








W 






Vandyke 


Mercer 


W 












Wagner 


Ray 






W 









Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Wolf Creek Bend 


Holt 








W 






Worth County 
Community Lake 


Worth 






W 








Worthwine Island 


Andrew 








W 






Yellow Creek 


Chariton 




W 










NORTHEAST 


A 


(660) 785-2420 




if 




Area Name 


County 


i 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Anderson 


Ralls, Pike 








W 






Arrow-Wood 


Shelby 


W 












Atlanta — Long 
Branch Lake 


Macon 










W 




Bee Hollow 


Macon, 
Randolph 


W 












Big Creek 


Adair 






W 








Black Hawk Access 


Marion 


W 












Bollow 


Shelby 


W 












Buck and Doe Run 


Clark 


W 












Callahan Mound 
Access 


Marion 


W 












Cedar Bluff Access 


Monroe 


W 












Clark 


Clark 








W 






Dark Hollow 


Sullivan 










W 




Deer Ridge 


Lewis 








W 






Dodd Access 


Macon 




W 










Dunn Ford Access 


Marion 


W 












Dupont Reservation 


Pike 






W 








Elmslie Memorial 


Marion 


W 












Ewing Lake 


Scotland 




W 










Fox Valley Lake 


Clark 








W 






Frost Island 


Clark 






W 








Griffiths Memorial 


Macon 






W 








Heath Memorial 


Clark 








V 






Henry Sever Lake 


Knox 








^ 






Hidden Hollow 


Macon 


W 












Hunnewell Lake 


Shelby 








/> 






Indian Hills 


Scotland 






W 








LaBelle Lake 


Lewis 




W 










Locust Creek 


Sullivan 








W 






McPike Access 


Marion 




W 










Mineral Hills 


Putnam 


W 












Montgomery Woods 


Adair, Macon 


W 












Morris Prairie 


Sullivan 






W 








Mound View Access 


Shelby 




W 











35 



See page 34 for the regulation key. For the full name, more details and maps of these areas that are owned or managed 
by the Conservation Department, contact the regional office or go to the website listed on the inside front cover. 



Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Neeper 


Clark 


W 












Pin Oak 


Shelby 


W 












Ranacker 


Pike 










W 




Ray Memorial 


Marion 




V 










Rebel's Cove 


Putnam, 
Schuyler 








W 






Redman 


Macon 






w 








Rocky Hollow 


Monroe 


W 












Rose Pond 


Clark 


W 












Sears Community 
Lake 


Sullivan 




W 










Shanks 


Pike 




W 










Shoemaker 


Adair 


W 












Soulard Access 


Marion 


W 












Sugar Creek 


Adair 


)S 












Sunnyside School 
Access 


Lewis 


)S 












Sunrise Access 


Marion 




w 










Thomas Hill 
Reservoir 


Macon 


V 












Tolona Access 


Lewis 




w 










Union Ridge 


Adair, 

Putnam, 

Sullivan 










W 




Upper Mississippi — 
Angle, Blackbird, 
Blackburn, Ducher, 
Gilbert, Mozier, 
North, Pharrsand 
South Fritz islands 


Pike 


V 












Upper Mississippi — 
Bay Island 


Marion 




w 










Upper Mississippi — 
Cottonwood Island 


Lewis 


W 












Upper Mississippi — 
Fabius, Orton, 
Poage, Whitney, 
Ziegler islands 


Marion 


)S 












White Oak Bend 
Access 


Knox 


W 












Willingham 
Memorial 


Monroe 


\S 












Woodlawn Access 


Monroe 


V* 












Wyaconda Crossing 


Lewis 


W 













KANSAS CITY 


> \ 


(816)655-6250 




if 




Area Name 


County 


i 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Amarugia Highland 


Cass 












W 


Balltown Access 


Vernon 


W 












Baltimore Bend 


Lafayette 


W 












Big Buffalo Creek 


Benton, 
Morgan 


w 












Big Drywood Creek 


Vernon 




W 










Birdsong 


St. Clair 


W 












Bittern Bottoms 


Cass 




W 










Blackjack Access 


St. Clair 


W 












Brickley Hollow 
Access 


Benton 




W 










Bridger Urban 


Jackson 




W 










Bristow 


Vernon 












W 


Brun's Tract 


Pettis 






W 








Bryson's Hope 


Pettis 






W 








Cephas Ford Access 


Vernon 


w 












Chapel View Prairie 


Henry 






W 








Coo ley Lake 


Clay 






W 








Dave Rock 


St. Clair 












W 


Dorsett Hill Prairie 


Cass 




W 










Douglas Branch 


Vernon 


w 












Drovers Prairie 


Pettis 






W 








Edmonson Access 


Benton 




W 










Ferguson-Herold 


Lafayette 




W 










Fewel 


Henry 






W 








Flight Lake 


Vernon 












W 


Four Rivers Unit 1 
(north of Little 
Osage River), 2 & 3 


Vernon, 
Bates 




W 










Four Rivers Unit 1 
(portion south of 
Little Osage River & 
Prairie Woods Tract) 


Vernon, 
Bates 


W 












Four Rivers Unit 4 


Vernon, 
Bates 






W 








Friendly Prairie 


Pettis 






W 








Gama Grass Prairie 


Vernon 






W 








Grandfather Prairie 


Pettis 






W 








Granny's Acres 


Benton 


w 












Grove Memorial 


Lafayette 




W 











36 



Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Harmony Mission 
Lake 


Bates 






W 








Hartwell 


Pettis 






W 








Hazel Hill Lake 


Johnson 












W 


Hi Lonesome Prairie 


Benton 






W 








Ionia Ridge 


Benton 






W 








Kahrs-Boger Park 


Pettis 












W 


J.N. "Turkey" Kearn 
Memorial Units 1,2 


Pettis, 
Johnson 










W 




J.N. "Turkey" Kearn 
Memorial Unit 3 


Pettis, 
Johnson 






W 








W.R. Kearn 


Pettis 






W 








Kendzora 


Buchanan, 
Platte 




W 










Kings Prairie Access 


St. Clair 


W 












Ladue Bottoms 


Henry 






W 








Liberty Bend 


Clay 




W 










Linscomb 


St. Clair 












)S 


Little Bean Marsh 


Platte 




W 










Lone Jack Lake 


Jackson 




W 










Lost Valley Fish 
Hatchery 


Benton 




W 










Maple Leaf Lake 


Lafayette 












W 


Marshall 


Platte 






W 








Montrose 


Henry 




W 










Mora 


Benton 












)S 


Mount Hulda 
Towersite 


Benton 






W 








Old Town Access 


Bates 






W 








Osage Prairie 


Vernon 






W 








Paint Brush Prairie 


Pettis 






W 








Park, Guy B. 


Platte 




W 










Parma Woods Range 
& Training Center 


Platte 




W 










Peabody 


Bates 






W 








Perry Memorial 


Saline, Pettis, 
Johnson 










W 




Platte Falls 


Platte 




W 










Poague 


Henry 


W 












Ripgut Prairie 


Bates 












W 


Schell-Osage 


Vernon, 
St. Clair 




W 










Settle's Ford 


Bates, Cass 




W 










Sni-A-Bar 


Lafayette 




W 










Taberville Prairie 


St. Clair 






W 









Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Truman Reservoir — 
Bethlehem 


Henry 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Brownington 


Henry 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Brush Creek 


Benton 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Cedar Creek 


Henry 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Cross Timbers 


Hickory 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Deepwater Creek 


Henry 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Gallinipper Creek 


St. Clair 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Gouge Eye 


Henry 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Grand River Bottoms 


Henry 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Leesville 


Henry 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Little Pommede 
Terre 


Benton 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Little Tebo Creek 


Benton 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Sac-Osage 


St. Clair 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Salt Creek 


St. Clair 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Tebo Islands 


Benton 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Upper Tebo Creek 


Henry 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Valhalia 


St. Clair 


W 












Truman Reservoir — 
Weaubleau Creek 


St. Clair 


W 












Urich 


Henry 


W 












Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie 


St. Clair 






W 








CENTRAL 


i«\ 


(573) 884-6861 




AJ 




Area Name 


County 


i 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Ben Branch Lake 


Osage 


W 












Bennitt, Rudolf 


Boone, 

Howard, 

Randolph 


W 












Blind Pony Lake 


Saline 




W 










Blue Lick 


Saline 




W 











37 



See page 34 for the regulation key. For the full name, more details and maps of these areas that are owned or managed 
by the Conservation Department, contact the regional office or go to the website listed on the inside front cover. 



Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Branch Towersite 


Camden 




IS 










Bruns Access 


Osage 


iS 












Burnt Mill Cave 


Camden 


iS 












Canaan 


Gasconade 












IS 


Carpenter Memorial 


Morgan 


iS 












C 1 if ty Creek 


Maries 












IS 


Cooper Hill 


Osage 


iS 












Danville 


Montgomery 










IS 




Danville — 
Baldwin Annex 


Montgomery 










IS 




Danville — Thornhill 
&Schulze Annex 


Montgomery 










\S 




Davisdale 


Howard 










IS 




Diana Bend 


Howard 


iS 












Diggs 


Audrain 












IS 


Eagle Bluffs 


Boone 




IS 










Earthquake Hollow 


Callaway 






is 








Fiery Fork 


Camden 












IS 


Franklin Island 


Howard 


iS 












Gale Access 


Camden 




IS 










Grand Bluffs 


Montgomery 




is 










Hart Creek 


Boone 












)S 


Hinkson Woods 


Boone 




is 










Hite Prairie 


Morgan 




is 










Honey Creek Access 


Cole 




is 










Hungry Mother 


Howard 






IS 








Lamine River 


Cooper, 
Morgan 










\S 




Lick Creek 


Boone 












IS 


Little Dixie Lake 


Callaway 




IS 










Loutre Lick Access 


Montgomery 






IS 








Lowe 


Audrain 




is 










Madden Ford Access 


Miller 






IS 








Manito Lake 


Morgan, 
Moniteau 












)S 


Mansfield 


Camden 




is 










Marion Bottoms 


Cole, 
Moniteau 


iS 












Marshall Junction 


Saline 












)S 


Moniteau Creek 


Howard 












)S 


Moores Mill Access 


Callaway 






IS 








Northcutt Memorial 


Audrain 






IS 









Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Painted Rock 


Osage 












IS 


Pikes Camp Access 


Cole 


)S 












Plowboy Bend 


Moniteau 












IS 


Prairie Home 


Moniteau, 
Cooper 












IS 


Proctor Towersite 


Morgan 






IS 








Reform 


Callaway 




IS 










Rinquelin Trail 
Community Lake 


Maries 






IS 








Rocky Fork Lakes 


Boone 






IS 








Rocky Mount 
Towersite 


Miller 




is 










Saline Valley 


Miller 


)S 












Scrivner Road 


Cole 












IS 


Smith 


Moniteau, 
Cole 






IS 








Smoky Waters 


Osage, Cole 


)S 












Spring Creek Gap 


Maries 












IS 


Stringtown Bridge 
Access 


Cole 




IS 










Tate Island 


Callaway 


)S 












Three Creeks 


Boone 








IS 






Toronto Springs 


Camden 












IS 


Tri-City Community 
Lake 


Boone 




is 










Vandalia 
Community Lake 


Audrain 




IS 










Waters & Moss 
Memorial 


Boone 




IS 










WellsvilleLake 


Montgomery 






IS 








White 


Audrain 


)S 












Wigwam School 
Access 


Morgan 




IS 










Wilson Camp Access 


Miller 






IS 








ST. LOUIS 


w 


(636)441-4554 




u 




Area Name 


County 


i 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Anderson Memorial 


Crawford 




is 










Blue Springs Creek 


Crawford 


)S 












Bootleg Access 


Washington 


)S 












Catawissa 


Franklin 




IS 










Crooked Creek 


Crawford 


)S 













38 



Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Cuivre Island — 
Island portion only 


Lincoln, 
St. Charles 












W 


Cuivre Island — 
Mainland portion 


Lincoln, 
St. Charles 




W 










Daniel Boone 


Warren 










\S 




Howell Island 


St. Charles 




W 










Hughes Mountain 


Washington 


W 












Huzza h 


Crawford 


W 












Kessler Memorial 


Lincoln 




W 










KeysvilleTowersite 


Crawford 


)S 












Kingston Access 


Washington 






/> 








LaBarque Creek 


Jefferson 




)S 










Leach Memorial 


Lincoln 




V 










Little Indian Creek 


Franklin, 
Washington 










W 




Little Lost Creek 


Warren 










W 




Logan 


Lincoln 












)S 


Long Ridge 


Franklin 










V 




Meramec 


Franklin 


^ 












Meramec — Heynes 
Memorial Annex 


Franklin 


W 












Merrill Horse Access 


Jefferson 




W 










Pacific Palisades 


Jefferson 




W 










Pea Ridge 


Washington 


)S 












Potosi Towersite 


Washington 


^ 












Prairie Slough 


Pike, Lincoln 




)S 










Red horse Access 


Franklin 






W 








Reifsnider 


Warren 










W 




River'Round 


Franklin 






W 








Sandy Island 


Lincoln 


W 












Sizemore Memorial 


Crawford 




)S 










Upper Mississippi — 
Dresser Island 


St. Charles 




W 










Upper Mississippi — 
Pool 26 Tracts 


St. Charles 


W 












Upper Mississippi — 
Stag, Sterling, West- 
port islands 


Lincoln 


V 












Valley View Glades 


Jefferson 




V 










Victoria Glades 


Jefferson 




/^ 










Vonaventure 
Memorial 


Lincoln 




W 










White Memorial 


Lincoln 












)S 


Young 


Jefferson 




)S 











* Area closed Oct. 24-26 for managed hunt. 
** Area closed Oct. 1 0-1 1 for managed hunt. 



SOUTHWEST u\ (417)895-6880 


Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Barclay 


Dallas 


W 












Bear Creek 


Laclede 


W 












Bennett Spring 
Access 


Dallas 




W 










Berry Bluff 


Dallas 


W 












Bethel Prairie 


Barton 






W 








Bluff Springs 


Cedar 


W 












Bois d'Arc** 


Greene 




W 










Boston Ferry 


Taney 




W 










Brush Creek 


Polk 


W 












Buffalo Hills 


McDonald 










W 




Buffalo Wallow 
Prairie 


Barton 






W 








Bushwhacker Lake 


Barton, 
Vernon 






W 








Busiek 


Christian 






W 








Capps Creek 


Newton 






W 








Charity Access 


Dallas 


W 












Clear Creek 


Vernon, 
Barton 






W 








Coffin Cave 


Laclede 






W 








Compton Hollow 


Webster 












W 


Comstock Prairie 


Barton 






W 








Cowskin Access 


McDonald 


W 












Cross Timbers 
Access 


Hickory 


W 












Dale Sare 


Greene 




W 










Davis Memorial 


Barton 






W 








Deep Ford Access 


McDonald 


W 












Diamond Grove 
Prairie 


Newton 




W 










Dorris Creek Prairie 


Barton 




W 










Drury-Mincy* 


Taney 




W 










Drynob Access 


Laclede 




W 










Drywood 


Barton 




W 










Fiddlers Ford Access 


Dade 




W 










Flag Spring 


McDonald, 
Barry 












W 


Fort Crowder 


Newton 


W 












Goodman Towersite 


Newton 


W 












Goose Creek 


Laclede 


W 












Hayes Spring 


Stone 


W 












Holland 


Stone 


W 













39 



See page 34 for the regulation key. For the full name, more details and maps of these areas that are owned or managed 
by the Conservation Department, contact the regional office or go to the website listed on the inside front cover. 



Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


HollisterTowersite 


Taney 


is 












Horse Creek Prairie 


Dade 




IS 










Huckleberry Ridge 


McDonald 












IS 


Indigo Prairie 


Dade 




IS 










Jessie Hollow 


Stone 


is 












Kickapoo Prairie 


Lawrence 


is 












LanaganTowersite 


McDonald 


is 












Lead Mine 


Dallas 












IS 


Little Sac Woods 


Greene 












IS 


Mary Lawson 


Laclede 


is 












Monegaw Prairie 


Cedar 




IS 










Mo-No-I Prairie 


Barton 




is 










Mon-Shon Prairie 


Barton 




is 










Mule Shoe 


Camden, 
Hickory 


is 












Murphy Memorial 


Hickory 


is 












Neosho Towersite 


Newton 


is 












Niangua 


Webster 


is 












Osage Fork 


Laclede 




is 










Pa Sole Prairie 


Barton 






is 








Paris Springs Access 


Lawrence 


is 












Phenix Access 


Greene 


is 












Pilot Knob 


Stone 


is 












Pleasant Hope 


Polk 










IS 




PommedeTerre 
Lake Management 
Lands 


Hickory, Polk 


is 












Powell Towersite 


McDonald 


is 












Providence Prairie 


Lawrence 


is 












Rader Access 


Webster 


is 












Redwing Prairie 


Barton 




is 










Risch 


Barton 






IS 








Roaring River 


Barry 


is 












Rocky Barrens 


Greene 




is 










Sentinel 


Polk 


is 












Shawnee Trail 


Barton 






IS 








Sky Prairie 


Cedar 




IS 










Sloane 


Dade 




is 










Stockton Lake — 
Big Sac Unit 


Dade, Polk 












IS 



■ Area closed Nov. 28-29 for managed hunt. 



Area Name 


County 


i 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Stockton Lake — 
Little Sac Unit 


Dade, Polk 






IS 








Stony Point Prairie 


Dade 






IS 








Stubblefield Access 


Barry 




IS 










Talbot** 


Lawrence 










IS 




Tipton Ford Access 


Newton 




IS 










Treaty Line Prairie 


Barton 




IS 










Turkey Creek 


Cedar 


is 












Twenty-Five Mile 
Prairie 


Polk 






IS 








Williams Ford Access 


Dallas 


is 












Wire Road 


Stone 






IS 








OZARK 


A (417)256-7161 


Area Name 


County 


i 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Allen Memorial 


Wright 




IS 










Angeline 


Shannon 


is 












Barn Hollow 


Howell, Texas 


is 












Barnes 


Texas 


is 












Beaver Creek 


Phelps 




IS 










Birch Creek 


Shannon 


IS 












Bohigian 


Phelps 


IS 












Brown 


Dent 




IS 










Bull Shoals Lake 


Ozark 


IS 












Buzzard Bluff Access 


Wright 


IS 












Cabool Towersite 


Texas 


IS 












Caney Mountain — 
outside fenced area 


Ozark 








IS 






Carter Creek 


Carter 








IS 






Cedar Gap 


Wright 


IS 












Cedar Grove 


Dent 


IS 












Clement Memorial 
Forest 


Dent 


IS 












Cover Memorial 


Oregon 


IS 












Cover Prairie 


Howell 




IS 










Davidson-Paris 


Howell 




IS 










Davis 


Howell 




IS 










Dixon Towersite 


Pulaski 




IS 










Eck 


Texas 




IS 










Fort Leonard Wood 
Towersite 


Pulaski 




IS 











40 



Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Fourche Creek — 
Compartment 7 


Ripley 




W 










Fourche Creek — 
Excluding 
Compartment 7 


Ripley 










IS 




Fuson 


Wright 


W 












Gasconade Hills 


Pulaski 


W 












Gist Ranch 


Texas 


W 












GrandinTowersite 


Ripley 


W 












Hemenway 


Ripley 




W 










Horseshoe Bend 


Texas 


)S 












Houston Towersite 


Texas 


)S 












Hunter Towersite 


Carter 


V 












Hyer Woods 


Dent 




IS 










Indian Trail 


Dent 


/^ 












Little Black 


Ripley 


W 












Little Prairie 


Phelps 




W 










Massengill 


Douglas 


W 












Midvale 


Texas 


)S 












MontaukTowersite 


Dent 




IS 










Mountain View 
Towersite 


Howell 


)S 












Mudpuppy 


Ripley 


W 












Norfork Lake 


Ozark 


W 












Odin Access 


Wright 


W 












Patrick Bridge 
Access 


Ozark 


)S 












Peck Ranch — 
Outside Fenced 
Portion 


Shannon, 
Carter 








W 






Pilot Knob Towersite 


Phelps 




W 










Piney River Narrows 


Texas 


W 












Rippee 


Douglas 


)S 












Rocky Creek 


Shannon 


V 












Rosati Towersite 


Phelps 




IS 










Rose Hill Towersite 


Oregon 


W 












Roubidoux Creek 


Pulaski 




W 










Sand Pond 


Ripley 




W 










Shannon Ranch 


Douglas 


W 












Short Bend Access 


Dent 




IS 










Sunklands 


Shannon 


)S 












Tecumseh Towersite 


Ozark 


)S 












Thomasville 
Towersite 


Shannon 


W 












Timber Knob 
Towersite 


Ozark 


W 













Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Tingler Prairie 


Howell 


W 












Twin Knobs 
Towersite 


Douglas 


W 












Vanderhoef 
Memorial 


Howell 




W 










Vera Cruz Access 


Douglas 


W 












Warm Fork 


Oregon 


W 












White State Forest 
Nursery 


Texas 


W 












White Ranch 


Howell 








IS 






White River Trace 


Dent 




W 










Woods Memorial 


Phelps, 
Crawford 




IS 










SOUTHEAST 


* 


(573) 290-5730 




M 




Area Name 


County 


i 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Amidon Memorial 


Bollinger 


v 












Apple Creek 


Cape 
Girardeau 










\S 




Aquilla Access 


Stoddard 


w 












Big Cane 


Butler 


W 












Bismarck 


St. Francois, 












lS 


Black Island 


Pemiscot 










lS 




Buck Mountain 


St. Francois 


W 












Buford Mountain 


Iron, 
Washington 


W 












Carmichael 


Butler 


W 












Cash Memorial 


Dunklin 






IS 








Cash Memorial — 
Largent Annex 


Dunklin 






\S 








Castor River 


Bollinger 


W 












Cedar Mountain 


Iron 




W 










Chalk Bluff Trail 
Access 


Dunklin 




w 










Champion Springs 


Reynolds 


W 












Clearwater 


Reynolds 


W 












Clearwater Lake 


Reynolds 


W 












Clubb Creek 


Bollinger 


W 












Coldwater Access 


Wayne 


W 












Coldwater 


Wayne 


W 












Coon Island 


Butler 




IS 










Corkwood 


Butler 




IS 










Crowley's Ridge 


Stoddard 


W 













41 



See page 34 for the regulation key. For the full name, more details and maps of these areas that are owned or managed 
by the Conservation Department, contact the regional office or go to the website listed on the inside front cover. 



Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Current River 


Shannon, 
Reynolds, 
Carter 


W 












Dark Cypress 
Swamp 


Bollinger 






w 








Desoto 


Pemiscot 




W 










Donaldson Point 


New Madrid 










W 




Duck Creek north of 
Hwy. Z 


Bollinger, 
Stoddard, 
Wayne 


W 












Duck Creek south of 
Hwy. Z 


Bollinger, 
Stoddard, 
Wayne 




W 










Flatwoods 


Wayne 


W 












Frisbee Cutoff 
Access 


Dunklin 




W 










Funk Memorial 


Iron 


V 












Gayoso Bend 


Pemiscot 










W 




General Watkins 


Scott 










W 




Gipsy Towersite 


Bollinger 




w 










Girvin 


New Madrid, 
Pemiscot 






w 








Grassy Towersite 


Bollinger 




w 










Graves Mountain 


Wayne, Iron 


/^ 












Hammer Memorial 


Wayne 






w 








Hawn Access 


Bollinger 






w 








Holly Ridge 


Stoddard 


W 












Hornersville Swamp 


Dunklin 






1^ 








Iron Bridge Access 


Wayne 




i^ 










Ketcherside 
Mountain 


Iron, 
Reynolds 


)S 












Knob Lick Towersite 


St. Francois 




W 










Lake Girardeau 


Cape 
Girardeau 




w 










Little River 


Dunklin, 
Pemiscot 




W 










Little Whitewater 


Bollinger 






w 








Logan Creek 


Shannon, 
Reynolds 


W 












Lon Sanders Canyon 


Wayne 




w 










Magnolia Hollow 


Ste. 
Genevieve 










W 




Maintz Wildlife 
Preserve 


Cape 
Girardeau 










W 





Area Name 


County 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


Marquand Access 


Madison 




W 










Millstream Gardens 


Madison 


W 












Oak Ridge 


Stoddard 


W 












Old Plantation 
Access 


Cape 
Girardeau 




W 










Poplar Bluff 


Butler 


w 












Red Rock Landing 


Perry 










V 




Riverside 


Reynolds, 
Iron, Wayne 


w 












Sank 


Bollinger 






W 








Seven Island 


Mississippi 






W 








Seventy-Six 


Perry 










W 




Sun 


Butler 


w 












Sweetgum Access 


Bollinger 




W 










Swift Ditch Access 


New Madrid 




W 










Ten Mile Pond 


Mississippi 




W 










Thompson Ford 
Access 


Madison 




W 










Tywappity Towersite 


Scott 




W 










University Forest 


Wayne, 
Butler 


w 












Wappapello 
Reservoir 


Wayne 


W 












Warbler Woods 


Dunklin 






W 








Wilhelmina 


Butler 










W 




Wolf Bayou 


Pemiscot 




W 










Yokum School 


Wayne 


w 














42 



Hunter Ethics and Safety 

According to the National Safety Council, hunting is a 
safe activity. In fact, hunting results in fewer injuries per 
1 00,000 participants than do many other sports, including 
cycling, bowling, golf and tennis. However, as with any 
activity, you must always use good judgment and take 
responsibility for your actions. Deer and turkey hunters 
should follow safe, ethical hunting practices. These 
include: 

► Be sure of your target and beyond before you shoot. 

► Make sure your equipment is in good working 
condition and your firearm is properly sighted in. 

► If you hunt from a tree stand, always wear a safety 
harness. Serious accidents occur annually when hunters 
fall from tree stands. 

► If you hunt on private land, be sure to obtain 
permission from the landowner and respect his or her 
property as if it were your own. Scout the area you plan 
to hunt so you know where the boundaries, houses, 
roads, fences and livestock are located on the property. 

► if you do not kill your deer or turkey instantly, make 
every effort to find the wounded animal. Permission is 
required to enter private land. 



► Clean and care for your game properly. 

► Pick up all litter including spent ammunition. Leaving 
an area better than the way you found it is a sign of 
thanks for the privilege of hunting. 

► Report observed violations of the law to a conservation 
agent or local sheriff as soon as possible. 

► If you are involved in a firearms-related accident, the 
law requires that you identify yourself and render 
assistance; failure to do so is a Class TV misdemeanor. 

► Develop your skills and knowledge, and share them 
with others. 

► Know and obey all wildlife laws. 

► Know and follow the rules of gun safety. 

► Respect the rights of hunters, nonhunters and 
landowners. 

► Make every effort to retrieve and use all game. 

► Respect the land and all wildlife. 

► Be sensitive to others when displaying harvested game. 

► Remember, hunting is not a competitive sport. 



Help catch wildlife violators 

Each year conservation agents spend time tracking down poachers who disregard regulations protecting wildlife. 
Here are some of the illegal activities that agents dealt with last year: 

► hunting from the road 

► disposing of carcasses and other body parts in streams, rivers, ponds and lakes 

► harvesting a deer or turkey and putting someone else's transportation tag on it 

► using a spotlight to harvest deer or turkey 

If you see someone involved in these or any illegal activities, call Operation Game Thief toll-free 1-800-392-1 111. 

Program the number into your cell phone so you can act fast. 






OPERATION 
GAME THIEF 

Remain Anonymous 
Reward Possible 

Dial toll-free 
1-800-392-1111 




I ewards are available for information 
leading to the arrest of game-law 
L violators. Information can be provided 
anonymously by dialing the toll-free hotline 
number. All information is kept in strict 
confidence. 

If you see a possible poaching 
violation in progress, immediately call your 
conservation agent, sheriff or the toll-free 
hotline number. Help put game thieves out of business. 

Sponsored by the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the 
Missouri Department of Conservation. 



43 



Hunters Donated 1.9 Million Pounds of Venison through the 




The Share the Harvest program in 
Missouri provides a way for deer 
hunters to donate venison to the 
needy. This program is administered 
by the Conservation Federation 
of Missouri and the Missouri 
Department of Conservation. During 
the 2008 deer seasons, 4,690 hunters donated 262,798 pounds 
of venison. As of February 2009, this program has coordinated 
the donation of more than 1.9 million pounds of venison, 
which equals more than 7.6 million quarter-pound burgers. 



Donating is easy. Hunters who want to participate simply 
take their deer to an approved meat processor (listed below) 
and let the processor know how much venison they wish to 
donate. The processor will package the meat, which will be 
picked up by the local sponsoring organization and taken to a 
participating charitable agency for distribution. 

The cost of processing the deer is the responsibility of 
the hunter. There are, however, funds available to help with 
processing cost when a whole deer is donated. The entire 
processing cost is paid by the Conservation Federation of 
Missouri and local sponsors during the urban zones portion of 



County 


Company Name 




Work Phone 


Andrew 


Hickory Hills 


Amazonia 


(816)324-5019 


Audrain 


Mexico Meat Market LLC 


Mexico 


(573)581-1333 


Benton 


Jackman's Meat Processing 


Warsaw 


(417)998-6488 


Bollinger 


Elderland Meats 


Zalma 


(573)722-3622 


Boone 


Crane's Meat Processing 
Tunes's Locker Plant 
Wolf Deer Processing 


Ashland 
Centralia 
Centralia 


(573)657-2501 
(573)682-2517 
(573)682-1507 


Buchanan 


Clark's Custom Meat Co. 


St Joseph 


(816)364-3728 


Butler 


The Deep Freeze 


Poplar Bluff 


(573)785-2327 


Callaway 


Hartman's Custom Meat Processing 
R&R Processing 


New Bloomfield 
Auxvasse 


(573)491-3877 
(573)386-2273 


Camden 


Larry's Meat Market 

Tom's Slaughter & Meat Processing 


Sunrise Beach 
Montreal 


(573)374-8350 
(573)346-5233 


Cape Girardeau Reis Meat Processing 


Pocahontas 


(573)833-6281 


Carroll 


Carroll County Locker 
Hale Locker Plant 


Carrollton 
Hale 


(660)973-2352 
(660)565-2415 


Cass 


Cass County Meat Co. 


Pecular 


(816)779-6224 


Cedar 


R,S&C Processing 


El Dorado Spring! 


i (417)876-2077 


Chariton 


Salisbury Meat Market & Processing 


Salisbury 


(660)388-5816 


Christian 


Oldfield Packing LLC 
Ozark Mt. Meats 


Oldfield 
Ozark 


(417)634-3943 
(417)581-2449 


Clark 


Kahoka Meat Processing 


Kahoka 


(660)727-3433 


Clinton 


John's Country Meat Market 
Paradise Meat Locker Plant 


Cameron 
Trimble 


(816)632-7666 
(816)370-6328 


Cole 


Russellville Locker 


Russellville 


(573)782-4613 


Crawford 


Davis Meat Service 
Heintz Processing 


Steelville 
Cuba 


(573)775-2531 
(573) 732-9938 


Dade 


Lockwood Packing Co. 


Lockwood 


(417)232-4401 



County 


Company Name 


City 


Work Phone 


Dallas 


Owen Meat Processing 
Shrocks Country Butchering 


Urbana 
Buffalo 


(417)993-4400 
(417)345-4342 


Davies 


Stoney Ridge Custom Processing 


Jamesport 


(660)684-6850 


Dent 


Brink's Processing 


Salem 


(573)729-7278 



Franklin 



Beaufort Meat Processing 


Leslie 


(573)484-3312 


Ed's Meat Market 


Washington 


(636)239-6640 


Williams Bros. Meat Processing 


Washington 


(636)239-2183 


Zerna's Meat Co. 


Labadie 


(636)742-4190 



Gasconade 


Heberle's Packing Co. 
Swiss Meat & Sausage 


Hermann 
Hermann 


(573)486-2795 
(573)486-2086 


Gentry 


Edson's Processing 


Stanberry 


(660)783-2121 


Greene 


J&L Custom Processing 
Turner Meat Processing 


Walnut Grove 
Fair Grove 


(417)788-2200 
(417)759-2032 


Grundy 


Bob White's Processing 


Edinburg 


(660) 789-2321 


Harrison 


Thomas Farm Quality Meats 


Ridgeway 


(660)872-6716 


Henry 


Hetherington Meat Processor 
RemerMeatCo. 


Clinton 
Clinton 


(660)885-4409 
(660)885-8335 


Hickory 


Hays Processing 


Quincy 


(417)282-6733 


Holt 


Dungan's B&B Meats 


Oregon 


(660)446-2538 


Howard 


Jack Carter 


Fayette 


(660)248-1738 


Howell 


Barnett Meat Processing 
West Plains Processing 


West Plains 
West Plains 


(417)256-3261 
(417)256-4575 


Jackson 


The Store 


Raytown 


(816)356-8900 


Jasper 


Cloud's Meat Processing & Smoking 
Taylor's Processing 


Carthage 
Webb City 


(417)358-7639 
(417)673-1717 


Jefferson 


Dittmer Meat Packing Inc. 
John's Butcher Shoppe Inc. 


Dittmer 
Festus 


(636)285-9090 
(636)931-7776 


Johnson 


Alewel's Country Meats 
Gilbert Meat Locker 


Warrensburg 
Holden 


(660) 747-8261 
(816)732-6431 



44 



Share the Harvest Program 




the firearms season for whole deer donations. During all other 
portions and seasons, the Conservation Federation of Missouri 
administers a state-wide program that directly reimburses 
the processor a pre-determined amount for each whole deer 
donated. That allows the processor to reduce the processing 
fee to the hunter at the time of donation. In addition, many 
processors have local money available that allows the deer 
to be donated free or at greatly reduced cost. Be sure to 
contact individual processors to determine what funds are 
available at that particular location. 

State-wide sponsors of the cost-reduction program include 



Missouri Department of Conservation, Shelter Insurance, 
Bass Pro Shops, the Conservation Federation of Missouri, 
William T. Kemper Foundation, Green Foundation, J.B. 
Reynolds Foundation, Missouri Chapter Whitetails Unlimited, 
Missouri Chapter Safari Club International, Missouri Chapter 
National Wild Turkey Federation and Drury Hotels. Whole deer 
donations last year approached 5,000. 

To learn more about the program or to find out how your 
organization can become involved, contact the Conservation 
Department at (573) 522-41 1 5 or the Conservation Federation 
of Missouri at (573) 634-2322. 



County 


Company Name 




Work Phone 


Laclede 


East 32 Meat Processing 
Spring Valley Meat Processing 


Lebanon 
Conway 


(417)588-2329 
(417)589-3633 


Lafayette 


Alma Locker Plant 
Higginsville Processing Plant 
Nadlers Locker Plant 


Alma 

Higginsville 

Wellington 


(660)674-2231 
(660)584-3550 
(816)240-8124 


Lawrence 


Aurora's Grand Meat Co. 
J & J Processing 

St. Susane Food Pantry 


Aurora 
Pierce City 
Mount Vernon 


(417)678-3902 
(417)476-5451 


Lewis 


Lumley Locker 


LaBelle 


(660)213-3373 


Lincoln 


Brown's Processing 
Brown's Smokehouse Meats 


Elsberry 
Winfield 


(573)384-5284 
(636)566-6112 



Linn 



King Processing Co. 
Meadville Locker 
Purdin Processing 
Sprague's Locker 



Marceline 


(660) 376-2640 


Meadville 


(660)938-4318 


Purdin 


(660)244-3888 


Brookfield 


(660)258-5148 



Livingston 


Chula Custom Processing 
Singer Locker Service 


Chula 
Chillicothe 


(660)973-2916 
(660)646-0951 


Macon 


Special D Meats 


Macon 


(660)385-2141 


Maries 


Morelands Processing 
The Butcher Shop 


St. James 
Vienna 


(573)699-4360 
(573)744-5888 


Marion 


Hannibal Custom Processing 
Walnut Hill Farms 


Hannibal 
Philadelphia 


(573)221-8999 
(573)439-5945 


Moniteau 


Clennin's Meats 


California 


(573) 796-2580 


Montogmery 


Davis Meat Processor 


Jonesburg 


(636)488-5227 


Newton 


Hatfield's Meats 


Neosho 


(417)624-3765 


Nodaway 


Barnard Processing 


Barnard 


(660)652-3810 


Osage 


Scherf Meat Processing 


Loose Creek 


(573)897-9930 


Ozark 


Randall Vaught 


Gainesville 


(417)679-2376 


Pemiscot 


Pemiscot County Packing Co. 


Wardell 


(573)628-3401 



County 


Company Name 


City 


Work Phone 


Perry 


Stonie's Sausage Shop 


Perryville 


(573)547-2540 


Pettis 


Kempf's Custom Processing 
Rays Processing 


Sedalia 
Otterville 


(660)826-2898 
(660)343-5766 


Phelps 


Steve-n-Sons Meat Processing 


Newburg 


(573)762-2237 


Pike 


Hiltys Custom Butchering 
L&M Processing 
Woods Smoked Meats 


Bowling Green 
Bowling Green 
Bowling Green 


(573)324-2275 
(573)324-2247 


Ralls 


Center Locker Service 
Four Quarter Processing 


Center 
Perry 


(573)267-3343 
(573)565-2622 


Randolph 


Gravitt's Processing 

Moberly Custom Meat Processing 


Jacksonville 
Moberly 


(660)295-4289 
(660)651-9472 


Saline 


Smith's Food Bank 


Slater 


(660)529-3451 


Schuyler 


Robert Aldridge 


Queen City 


(660) 766-2582 


Scotland 


Rutledge Meat Locker 


Rutledge 


(660)883-5358 


Shelby 


Garretson Meat Processing 


Shelbina 


(573)588-4070 


St. Charles 


Dan's Country Meats 
Josephville Meat Processing 


NewMelle 
Wentzville 


(636)828-5266 
(636)327-5455 



St. Louis 



G&W Sausage 


St. Louis 


(314)352-5066 


John's Butcher Shoppe 


St Louis 


(314)423-8066 


Mateker's Meat Shop 


St Louis 


(314)842-4100 


Max's Meats & Deli 


Florissant 


(314)831-6164 



Ste. Genevieve 


St. Genevieve Butcher Shop 


Ste Genevieve 


(573)883-2543 


Stoddard 


Meat Shop 


Advance 


(573) 722-9895 


Sullivan 


Tucker's Grocers & Processing 


Green Castle 


(660)874-5145 


Texas 


Cummins Custom Meats 


Licking 


(573)674-3501 


Warren 


Wright City Meat Co. 


Wright City 


(636)745-3331 


Webster 


Gibson Packing 


Seymour 


(417)935-4657 


Wright 


Forrest Meat Processing Inc. 


Norwood 


(417)746-4111 



45 



Deer and Turkey Seasons at a Glance 




Season 


Dates 


Locations 


Methods 


Required to Wear Hunter Orange 


Archery Deer & Turkey 


Sept. 15-Nov. 13 
Nov.25-Jan. 15 


Statewide 


i 


In open areas during the urban zones, 
youth and antlerless portions 


Firearms Deer 
Urban Zones Portion 


Oct. 9-1 2 


See page 12 
for zones 


1,2,3,4 


Yes 


Firearms Turkey 


Oct. 1-31 


In 107 counties 
See page 10 


1,5 


Oct. 9-1 2 in areas open during urban 
zones portion 


Early Firearms Deer 
Youth Portion 


Oct. 3 1 -Nov. 1 


Statewide 


1,2,3,4 


Yes 


Firearms Deer 
November Portion 


Nov. 14-24 


Statewide 


1,2,3,4 


Yes 


Firearms Deer 
Antlerless Portion 


Nov. 25-Dec. 6 


See page 13 


1,2,3,4 


Yes 


Firearms Deer 
Muzzleloader Portion 


Dec. 19-29 


Statewide 


2 


Yes 


Late Firearms Deer 
Youth Portion 


Jan. 2-3 


Statewide 


1,2,3,4 


Yes 



Methods 

1 . Longbow, recurve bow or compound bow 

2. Muzzleloading or cap-and-ball firearms .40 caliber 
or larger capable of firing only a single projectile 

3. Centerfire pistols, revolvers and rifles; shotguns with 
slugs only; crossbow 



. Air-powered gun, .40 caliber or larger, charged only from 
an external high compression power source (external hand 
pump, air tank, or air compressor) 

. Shotgun only with shot not larger than No. 4 




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